The Indies of the Setting Sun charts the Spanish vision of a transpacific imperial expanse, beginning with Balboa's discovery of the South Sea and ending almost one hundred years later with Spain's final push for control of the Pacific. Padrón traces a series of attempts-both cartographic and discursive-to map the space from Mexico to Malacca, revealing the geopolitical imaginations at play in the quest for control of the New World and Asia.
The Indies of the Setting Sun How Early Modern Spain Mapped the Far East as the Transpacific West
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