DAILY FEATURE: By Steve Kovacs (Introduction by Chuck Gibson)

LOVELAND, OH (February 5, 2021) – In Issue 2021-24 of Steve Kovacs Fun with Maps, we say Hola to our friends south of the border.


Today is Constitution Day in Mexico, in recognition of the Constitution’s ratification in 1917 on this day. 

The origins of the country’s name trace back to Mexihco, which means the heartland of the Aztec Empire in the central Mexican Nahuatl language.

The Spanish came in 1519 and eventually conquered the indigenous people.  As it was the case in most of the Americas, colonial rule was challenged in the 18th and 19th centuries.  Mexico declared its independence in 1810.

Here is a map of Mexico by Johnson from 1865.

Map of Mexico – 1865 ( Credit Steve Kovacs)

Steve Kovacs and his wife Theresa reside in Loveland, Ohio where they raised their two children. He is a passionate collector of antique maps.

Visit his antique map boutique world-on-paper online. Watch for his daily feature Steve Kovacs: Antique Maps & Fun Facts here on Loveland Beacon.