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The Silver Routes: The First Globalization

By: Calvo, Alfredo Castillero

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Spain, Editiones San Marcos: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 818H1498

ISBN: 8489127484

Condition: Fine


8489127484 208 pages. Bibliography and glossary. Sumptuously and profusely illustrated with colour photos and reproductions of archival maps and illustrations. Text in English. "Documents the tremendous impact the arrival of New World gold and silver had upon Europe and the world economy. Describes the routes followed by the galleons on their return to Spain, loaded with precious metals, and the techniques used for their extraction. Discusses how mining towns were established, and famous fairs held in Portobelo and Jalapa. From this we learn how several mints were founded." - fro... View more info