Art & Art History ETDs

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This thesis presents a general study of early shipbuilding in New Spain, with special emphasis on the period, 1519 to 1565. It is intended to be preliminary to a dissertation on a phase of the same general subject. This paper is presented for the historian, and is not intended to be a technical study of shipbuilding. The story of shipbuilding in New Spain is closely related to the story of exploration of the New World and the conquest of New Spain. I have tried to cover the narrative of exploration and conquest only insofar as it relates to shipbuilding and the importance of shipbuilding the historical events of the period.



Document Type


Degree Name

Art History

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Department Name

UNM Department of Art and Art History

First Committee Member (Chair)

Donald Colgett Cutter

Second Committee Member

Troy Smith Floyd

Third Committee Member

Burton LeRoy Gordon