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Relief Map of Mindanao

  • Posted on:  Monday, 20 May 2013 07:06
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  • It has an area of more or less 900 square meters in size and located in front of the Saint James Church.
  • Rizal made this map from August to September 1892 assisted by Francisco Paula de Sanchez, Rizal’s favorite teacher in Ateneo de Manila;
  • Based on the scientific map by Fr. Murilio Velarde a famous French Jusuit in 1734;
  • The names of places indicated in the map are the original names from Velarde’s map;
  • Intended as a motivating device for teaching geography and history to his pupils in Dapitan;
  • Part of Rizal’s beautification project to the town plaza; and
  • The stone fence around the map was built by the Americans sometimes in the 1920’s. American soldiers and educators were here in Dapitan from 1900 to the late 1920’s.
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