European colonies in America XVI-XVII

Map of European colonies in America XVI-XVII-XVIII. The map is intended to make visible in broad strokes the territorial scope of the European colonial presence in America, especially in the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries.

* The Spanish possessions stretching from Cape Horn in South America to the mountains of Nevada in North America, through Central America and reaching up Florida. Some indigenous communities were respected for their bravery and the only relationship was commercial.
* The Portuguese possessions were taken from the areas they occupied: the entire coastal strip and the area of the misiones. The region of Mato Grosso and the Amazon are not included.
* The French possessions are Louisiana and Quebec in North America, French Guiana, Haiti and other islands in the Caribbean and South America.
* The British possessions are the thirteen colonies and what became Canada, more some islands in the Caribbean and British Guiana.
* The Netherlands possessions are Guiana and some islands in the Caribbean.

Excluded are small colonial possessions of Russia, Scotland, Wales, and Courland. Nor does it include Afro-Brazilians independent states in Los Palmares, or the Jesuit Missions that had a Christian-Guarani autonomous community organization. Nor does it include several Caribbean islands that were not colonized and were held by pirates.
Source: Pepe Robles

Por Carlos Solís
Eastern China

Higher elevations and latitudes are still colored in winter´s brown, but most of eastern China shown in this true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) from the Terra satellite on April 16, 2003, is wearing spring green. At top (right of center), the Shandong Province has yet to green up, while to its southwest, the Henan Province is looking more spring-like. The mountains of the Shaanxi Province are green at the lower elevations and brown higher up the slopes. The prominent river running roughly west to east through the bottom part of the image is the Yangtze, which flows past the city of Shanghai and spills its light-colored sediments out into the Huang Hai (Yellow Sea, north of the river mouth) and the Dong Hai (East China Sea, south of the river mouth). South of the River the terrain becomes more mountainous and rugged, and more heavily forested, in contrast to the low basin to the north. The low-lying area is dotted with cities and towns, which appear as brown dots that look like they have been airbrushed over the green background. A few scattered fires were detected by MODIS and are marked with red dots.
Source: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Por Carlos Solís
Pittsburgh City Map, Pennsylvania, United States 1879

Map of Pittsburgh, Pa. Showing the Location of its Furnaces, Rolling Mills and Steel Works. Reprinted from the Iron Age of May 8th, 1879.
Source: Report on the Social Statistics of Cities, Compiled by George E. Waring, Jr., United States. Census Office, Part II, 1887

Por Carlos Solís
Gipuzkoa 1848

Gipuzkoa by Teniente Coronel, Capítan de Ingenieros D. Francisco Coello. Aided by D. Pascual Madoz author of the statistics and historical notes Madrid 1848.

Por Carlos Solís
Map of Suchitepéquez, Guatemala

1. Mazatenango, 2. Cuyotenango, 3. San Francisco Zapotitlán, 4. San Bernardino,5. San José El Idolo 6. Santo Domingo Suchitepequez, 7. San Lorenzo, 8.Samayac,9. San Pablo Jocopilas, 10. San Antonio Suchitepequez 11. San Miguel Panán,12. San Gabriel, 13. Chicacao, 14. Patulul, 15. Santa Barbara 16. San Juan Bautista,17. Santo Tomas La Unión, 18. Zunilito, 19. Pueblo Nuevo, 20. Río Bravo

Por Carlos Solís