New spain map 1700. The name gallia nova new france was first recorded in 1529 on a map prepared by the brother of giovanni da verrazano who in the service of france had explored the coasts of north america in 1524 from what is now the carolinas north to nova scotia. Spain has a state funded school system along with private schools and a range of international foreign schools. It had conquered melilla in 1497 and further expansionism policy in north africa was developed during the regency of ferdinand the catholic in castile stimulated by the cardinal cisneros. Purchase historical maps at the texas general office archive map store.
Fronting the historic plaza mayor in segovia it stands on the spot where isabella i was proclaimed queen of castile. With the christian reconquest completed in the iberian peninsula spain began trying to take territory in muslim north africa. For almost 300 years after 1521 mexico was a colony of spain and known as la nueva espana or new spain. Kingdom of new spain and its relationship to the crown.
After columbus found the new world even if it was by accident a wave of explorers went out under the spanish flag. It was the crown jewel in spains holdings in the new worldafter the spanish conquered the aztecs in 1521 mexico grew to include most of present day central america and the. Map description historical map of ancient spain hispania scale in stadia olympica and milliaria romana. Begun in the 16th century but not finished until 1768 segovia cathedral is the last gothic cathedral to be built in spain.
Credits from a classical atlas of ancient geography by alexander g.