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The Maritime Landscape of the Isthmus of Panamá$
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James Delgado, Frederick Hanselmann, Tomas Mendizabal, and Dominque Rissolo

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780813062877

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813062877.001.0001

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The Isthmus Challenged and Fortified, 1540–1738

The Isthmus Challenged and Fortified, 1540–1738

(p.55) 3 The Isthmus Challenged and Fortified, 1540–1738
The Maritime Landscape of the Isthmus of Panamá

James P. Delgado

Tomás Mendizábal

Frederick H. Hanselmann

Dominique Rissolo

University Press of Florida

Chapter 3 provides an overview of initial Spanish settlement of the isthmus, competing colonial powers, the rise of new settlements, the construction of fortifications, and the rise of the isthmus as a link in global trade.

Keywords:   fortification, trade, colonial powers, settlement, fortifications

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