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Spanish Main - Map

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This map image depicts the areas of the "Spanish Main" - the mainlands of Central and South America which were either seized (or ruled by) Spain. 

Pirates, lurking in the waters off the Spanish Main, would frequently plunder ships en route to Spain.  Those ships would often carry gold and silver coins which had been minted in Mexico, Peru and Bolivia.


Media Credits

Image by Tim Rickard / News & Record.  Online, courtesy Sail Dive BVI.

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