The New Spain Fleets linked Spain and the Viceroyalty of Mexico during the Modern Age. The route of this fleet was established, usually departing along the Guadalquivir River from Seville-Sanlúcar de Barrameda and, from 1680, from the Bay of Cádiz. Once at sea, they would head for the Canary Islands, and from there they would set course for America until they reached the port of Veracruz. The image shows precisely the departure of the fleet from the port of Veracruz to Cadiz, on a return voyage to Spain. These fleets transported mainly agricultural and manufactured goods from Europe to America, and brought silver and colonial products such as grana cochineal, leather, tortoiseshell, ginger and cocoa, among others, to the old continent. Asian products such as silk, which had arrived in New Spain via the Manila Galleon, were also shipped. The New Spain Fleet would remain in force until the end of the 18th century, thus enjoying a long history.
Project: 9. Travels and travelers: economic, social and cultural connections.
Chronology: XVI, XVII, XVIII
Scope: Primary Education, Secondary Education, Baccalaureate, University
Resource type: Image
Source: Proyecto Identidad e imagen de Andalucía en la Edad Moderna. Universidad de Almería.
Owner: María del Mar Felices de la Fuente (Modernalia)
Copyright: Proyecto Identidad e imagen de Andalucía en la Edad Moderna. Universidad de Almería.
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