Coronado and the Seven Cities of Cibola

‘Quivira regna’(‘Quivira Kingdom’) and ‘Ceuola’(Cibola), highlighted in green as displayed on a replica late 16th century globe.  Note the errant placement of Quivira well to the northwest of Cibola. Myths of lost cities of gold were a staple of early European exploration in the western hemisphere, particularly among Spanish explorers looking to stumble upon New…

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