Why did Spanish explorers want to find the Strait of Anian?
to make trading with Asia easier
Where did the Spanish believe the Strait of Anian was located?
in the northern Pacific Ocean
Which group did Hernando Cortes conquer?
What did later explorers discover about the island northwest of New Spain that Cortes had claimed for Spain?
that is was a peninsula, not an island
How did the Spanish learn about the coast of Alta California?
from a sea expedition led by Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo
In which bay did the explorer Sebastian Vizcaino claim to have found a good harbor for a port?