A History of Discovery and Exploration, The New World
The earliest New World explorers, whose adventures are recounted in the first part of the book, were the Spanish conquistadors. They sailed the Atlantic Ocean in search of treasure, conquest and fame. They found all three in abundance for in Central and South America lay rich and mighty civilizations, and it was in the Spanish conquest of these empires that the Americas were first opened up. Within 50 short years after Columbus’ landing, a trail had been blazed from northern Mexico south to Chile, and the way paved to a Spanish domination of those regions that would last for 300 years.
Hardcover/ Cloth/ Spine is broken but pages unmarked and beautiful.
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