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New Spain

the former Spanish possessions in the Western Hemisphere, at one time including South America (except Brazil), Central America, Mexico, the West Indies, Florida, and most of the land in the U.S. west of the Mississippi River. Unabridged
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  • Then he headed his prow northward for the forbidden waters of the Pacific bordering New Spain.

    Vikings of the Pacific Agnes C. Laut
  • New Spain was, from the beginning, the goal of their most ardent wishes.

    Glimpses of Three Coasts Helen Hunt Jackson
  • From its situation and the style of the buildings, Corts called it the most beautiful town that he had yet seen in New Spain.

  • Also a settlement of New Spain, containing 22 Indian families.

    The Indian in his Wigwam Henry R. Schoolcraft
  • The journals of his travels were published as part of his thirty-volume work on New Spain.

  • Alfaxaiuca, a settlement of New Spain, containing 171 Indian families.

    The Indian in his Wigwam Henry R. Schoolcraft
  • The king warned Acuña against a continuation of the dishonesty of past governors in the lading of ships for New Spain.

    The Audiencia in the Spanish Colonies Charles Henry Cunningham
  • Altotonga, the name of a settlement of Xalapa, in New Spain.

    The Indian in his Wigwam Henry R. Schoolcraft
  • It speaks vast volumes for the cleverness of gypsies that they can actually make a living by trading horses in New Spain.

    The Gypsies Charles G. Leland
British Dictionary definitions for New Spain

New Spain

a Spanish viceroyalty of the 16th to 19th centuries, composed of Mexico, Central America north of Panama, the Spanish West Indies, the southwestern US, and the Philippines
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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