View of Acapulco when Cortes explored it.

Acapulco

View of Acapulco when Cortes explored it.

Aqueduct through a wooded area.

Aqueduct Near the Battle-Field of Chapultepec

Aqueduct through a wooded area.

Also known as Alnus oblongifolia. The branch of an Arizona Alder tree, native to southwestern United States and Mexico.

Branch of Arizona Alder

Also known as Alnus oblongifolia. The branch of an Arizona Alder tree, native to southwestern United…

Beschorneria bracteata has yellowish-red flowers. The leaves form a dense rosette. This plant is native to Mexico.

Beschorneria Bracteata

Beschorneria bracteata has yellowish-red flowers. The leaves form a dense rosette. This plant is native…

Also known as Magnolia macrophylla. The branch of a Bigleaf Magnolia tree, native to the southeastern United States and eastern Mexico.

Branch of Bigleaf Magnolia

Also known as Magnolia macrophylla. The branch of a Bigleaf Magnolia tree, native to the southeastern…

Also known as Salix bonplandiana. The branch of a Bonpland Willow, native to southern and southwest Mexico.

Branch of Bonpland Willow

Also known as Salix bonplandiana. The branch of a Bonpland Willow, native to southern and southwest…

Also known as Juniperus pachyphlaea. Native to southwestern Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and Mexico.

Branch of Checker Barked Juniper

Also known as Juniperus pachyphlaea. Native to southwestern Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and Mexico.

Also known as Quercus dumosa. The branch of a Coastal Sage Scrub Oak tree, native to Mexico and California.

Branch of Coastal Sage Scrub Oak

Also known as Quercus dumosa. The branch of a Coastal Sage Scrub Oak tree, native to Mexico and California.

Hernan Cortes' Coat of Arms.

Cortes Arms

Hernan Cortes' Coat of Arms.

Armor of Hernan Cortes

Armor of Cortes

Armor of Hernan Cortes

(1485-1547) Famous Spanish conquistador who conquered Mexico for Spain.

Fernando Cortes

(1485-1547) Famous Spanish conquistador who conquered Mexico for Spain.

(1485-1547) Famous Spanish conquistador who conquered Mexico for Spain.

Hernan Cortes

(1485-1547) Famous Spanish conquistador who conquered Mexico for Spain.

(1485-1547) Famous Spanish conquistador who conquered Mexico for Spain.

Hernan Cortes

(1485-1547) Famous Spanish conquistador who conquered Mexico for Spain.

(1485-1547) Famous Spanish conquistador who conquered Mexico for Spain.

Hernan Cortes

(1485-1547) Famous Spanish conquistador who conquered Mexico for Spain.

(1485-1547) Famous Spanish conquistador who conquered Mexico for Spain.

Hernan Cortes

(1485-1547) Famous Spanish conquistador who conquered Mexico for Spain.

Fernando Cortez, conqueror of Mexico

Fernando Cortez

Fernando Cortez, conqueror of Mexico

The President of Mexico from 1876 to 1911. His leadership was marked by significant internal stability, modernization, and economic growth.

Porifirio Diaz

The President of Mexico from 1876 to 1911. His leadership was marked by significant internal stability,…

Also known as Quercus gambelii. The branch of a Gambel Oak tree, native to the central southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico.

Branch of Gambel Oak

Also known as Quercus gambelii. The branch of a Gambel Oak tree, native to the central southwestern…

This is an illustration of General Pierce landing in Mexico.

General Pierce

This is an illustration of General Pierce landing in Mexico.

"Kinkajou is a genus of carnivorous mammals. They have prehensile tails, with which they hang on to trees. They have some affinity to the lemurs, of which they are the partial representatives in the New World, where they occur in South America and in Mexico. The best known species is about a foot long, with a tail of 18 inches. It feeds upon fruit, insects, and birds."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Kinkajou

"Kinkajou is a genus of carnivorous mammals. They have prehensile tails, with which they hang on to…

Antonio López de Santa Anna (February 21, 1794 – June 21, 1876), often known as Santa Anna, was a Mexican political leader who greatly influenced early Mexican and Spanish politics and government.

Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana

Antonio López de Santa Anna (February 21, 1794 – June 21, 1876), often known as Santa Anna,…

Macaws are small to large, often colorful New World parrots. Macaws are native to Mexico, Central America, South America, and formerly the Caribbean. Most species are associated with forest, especially rainforest, but others prefer woodland or savanna-like habitats.

Macaw on Branch

Macaws are small to large, often colorful New World parrots. Macaws are native to Mexico, Central America,…

The mammillaria sanguinea cactus has dark red flowers. The stem is short and columnar. This cactus is native to Mexico.

Mammillaria Sanguinea

The mammillaria sanguinea cactus has dark red flowers. The stem is short and columnar. This cactus is…

Mexican bowl with spirals and zigzags sketched in the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Mexican Bowl

Mexican bowl with spirals and zigzags sketched in the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Mexican duck jar sketched in the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Mexican Duck Jar

Mexican duck jar sketched in the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

A coin of the Mexican empire.

Coin of the Mexican Empire

A coin of the Mexican empire.

A Mexican house, with an inner courtyard.

A Mexican House

A Mexican house, with an inner courtyard.

Mexican jar.

Mexican Jar

Mexican jar.

Mexican jar with spiral design sketched in the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Mexican Jar

Mexican jar with spiral design sketched in the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Mexican jar with serpent design sketched in the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Mexican Jar

Mexican jar with serpent design sketched in the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Tusayan jar (Mexico) sketched in the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Mexican Jar

Tusayan jar (Mexico) sketched in the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Also known as Morus celtidifolia. The branch of a Mexican Mulberry tree.

Branch of Mexican Mulberry

Also known as Morus celtidifolia. The branch of a Mexican Mulberry tree.

Also known as Sabal mexicana. The branch of a Mexican Palmetto tree.

Branch of Mexican Palmetto

Also known as Sabal mexicana. The branch of a Mexican Palmetto tree.

Mexican stone pipe bowl sketched in the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Mexican Pipe Bowl

Mexican stone pipe bowl sketched in the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Mexico under the conquerors of the Spanish conquistadors.

Mexico

Mexico under the conquerors of the Spanish conquistadors.

The American army in Mexico City.

American Army in Mexico City

The American army in Mexico City.

Entry of the French into Mexico City

Mexico City

Entry of the French into Mexico City

Also known as Populus mexicana. A branch of a Mexico Poplar tree.

Branch of Mexico Poplar

Also known as Populus mexicana. A branch of a Mexico Poplar tree.

Inhabitants of the Mexican coast.

Inhabitants of the Coast, Mexico

Inhabitants of the Mexican coast.

"Dancing girls of Mexico." —The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

Dancing girls of Mexico

"Dancing girls of Mexico." —The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

"Casa de las Monjas at Uxmal." —D'Anvers, 1895

Casa de las Monjas

"Casa de las Monjas at Uxmal." —D'Anvers, 1895

American soldiers fighting in Monterey, Mexico.

Capture of Monterey

American soldiers fighting in Monterey, Mexico.

Also known as Roystonea regia. A species of palm native to southern Florida, Mexico, and parts of Central America.

Branch of Royal Palm

Also known as Roystonea regia. A species of palm native to southern Florida, Mexico, and parts of Central…

(1499-1590) A Franciscan missionary to the Aztec people.

Bernardino de Sahagun

(1499-1590) A Franciscan missionary to the Aztec people.

A Spanish explorer who was a companion of Hernan Cortes.

Gonzalo de Sandoval

A Spanish explorer who was a companion of Hernan Cortes.

Also known as Quercus breviloba. The branch of a Shallow-lobed Oak tree, native to the southern United States and northern Mexico.

Branch of Shallow-Lobed Oak

Also known as Quercus breviloba. The branch of a Shallow-lobed Oak tree, native to the southern United…

A porcupine found in Mexico and much of South America.

Synetheres Prehensilis

A porcupine found in Mexico and much of South America.

Temple Mound in Mexico

Temple Mound

Temple Mound in Mexico

"Tuberose (Polianthus) is a genus of plants of the natural order Liliaceæ. The plant is in high esteem for the beauty and fragrance of its flowers, the odor of which is most powerful after sunset. The fading flowers emit, in certain states of the atmosphere, an electric light and sparks. The native country of the tuberose is Mexico. They are very extensively grown by American and British florists, who, by planting the roots successionally, manage to keep up a supply of flowers at all seasons. There are several varieties."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Double Tuberose

"Tuberose (Polianthus) is a genus of plants of the natural order Liliaceæ. The plant is in high…

Companion of Cortes and General of the Canary Islands from 1666-1671.

Gabriel Lasso de La Vega

Companion of Cortes and General of the Canary Islands from 1666-1671.

Aerial view of Vera Cruz, Mexico in 1847 showing buildings and the mountainous horizon.

Mexican City of Vera Cruz in 1847

Aerial view of Vera Cruz, Mexico in 1847 showing buildings and the mountainous horizon.

American troops bombarding the city of Vera Cruz during the Mexican-American war.

Bombardment of Vera Cruz

American troops bombarding the city of Vera Cruz during the Mexican-American war.

Also known as Juniperus flaccida. A large shrub or small tree native to central and northern Mexico, as well as the extreme southwest of Texas.

Branch of Weeping Juniper

Also known as Juniperus flaccida. A large shrub or small tree native to central and northern Mexico,…

Potter designs a jar with the White House turned upside down and the United Mexico of America at the bottom.

White House Turned Upside Down

Potter designs a jar with the White House turned upside down and the United Mexico of America at the…

Also known as Salix taxifolia. The branch of a Yewleaf Willow, native to southern Mexico and the Pacific Coast.

Branch of Yewleaf Willow

Also known as Salix taxifolia. The branch of a Yewleaf Willow, native to southern Mexico and the Pacific…

The branch of a Yucca faxoniana, a species of perennial shrub native to the southwest United States.

Branch of Yucca Faxoniana

The branch of a Yucca faxoniana, a species of perennial shrub native to the southwest United States.

"Palace of Zayi." —D'Anvers, 1895

Palace of Zayi

"Palace of Zayi." —D'Anvers, 1895