Illustrations
Maps
1. South Atlantic and the South American quadrant of Antarctica  126
2. The arc of the Southern Antilles  153
Tables
1. Number of stamps issued in selected years  50
2. Thematic distribution of Argentine postage stamps, 1856–2004  98
3. New Argentine stamp issues per decade  101
4. New Falkland Islands stamp designs issued by Great Britain per
decade  127
Plates
Plates appear between pages 108 and 109.
Plate 1
1.1. The “bull’s eye,” earliest Latin American stamp, 1843
1.2. First Argentine stamp: Corrientes province stamp, 1856
1.3. A “classical” stamp: Columbus returns to Spain, 1894
1.4. Celebrating Brazil’s combat participation in World War II, 1945
1.5. Adolf Hitler portrayed by the U.S. Office of Strategic Services, 1944
1.6. Maya ball game celebrating the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico,
1968
1.7. Augusto Pinochet gives a middle-finger salute to the British, 2000
1.8. Cuauhtemoc, the last Aztec emperor, 1980
1.9. Central figure of the Gate of the Sun, 1960
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