Spanish Conquest & Exploration in South America in the 16th Century

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Simeon Netchev
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published on 17 August 2022

A map illustrating Spain’s drive to expand its empire in South America following the occupation of the larger Caribbean islands by 1512. The promise of gold drove the Spaniards far and wide across the continent, from the Isthmus of Panama to New Spain, then to Peru, Chile, the north of New Granada, and along the Amazon, contributing to a great extent to the amazing speed of conquest, exploration, and settlement of this vast landmass.

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About the Author

Simeon Netchev
Simeon is a freelance visual designer with a deep interest in the human side of history. He believes that every image should be an interaction, a commentary, and a narrative, and every map should lead on an exciting journey of exploration and discovery.

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Netchev, S. (2022, August 17). Spanish Conquest & Exploration in South America in the 16th Century. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/16275/spanish-conquest--exploration-in-south-america-in/

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Netchev, Simeon. "Spanish Conquest & Exploration in South America in the 16th Century." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 17, 2022. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/16275/spanish-conquest--exploration-in-south-america-in/.

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Netchev, Simeon. "Spanish Conquest & Exploration in South America in the 16th Century." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 17 Aug 2022. Web. 02 Oct 2022.

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