Alonso Lvarez de Pineda

Alonso Lvarez de Pineda

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Alonso lvarez de Pineda (1494-1520) was a Spanish explorer and cartographer. His map marks the first document in Texas history.The Spanish believed there must be a sea lane from the Gulf of Mexico to Asia. In 1517 and 1519, Alonzo Alvarez de Pineda had led several expeditions to map the western coastlines of the Gulf of Mexico, from the Yucatan Peninsula to Rio Panuco, just north of Veracruz. Ponce de Leon had previously mapped parts of Florida, which he believed to be an island. Alaminos's expedition eliminated the western areas as being the site of the passage, leaving the land between the Rio Panuco and Florida to be mapped. Alaminos persuaded the governor of Jamaica, Francisco de Garay, to finance an expedition to search the remainder of the Gulf. Garay outfitted four ships and placed them under the command of Alvarez de Pineda.show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 91g
  • Duct Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135951807
  • 9786135951806