BG-11292

Antique Map of the Coast of Acapulco by Anson (c.1740)

  • Condition: Good, minor defects from handling. Please study image carefully.
  • Date: c.1740
  • Overall size: 40 x 25 cm.
  • Image size: 37 x 20.5 cm.
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Description: Antique map titled 'Disposition des Vaisseaux de l'Escadre commandée par Mr. Anson croisant vis à vis d'Acapulco en 1742'. This map depicts the coast of Acapulco in Mexico with a decorative cartouche and windrose. Acapulco and its port were important to the mission of Commodore George Anson, who captured a Spanish treasure galleon traveling between Acapulco and Manila. Source unknown, to be determined.

Artists and Engravers: George Anson, 1st Baron Anson PC, FRS, RN (1697 -1762) was a British admiral and a wealthy aristocrat, noted for his circumnavigation of the globe and his role overseeing the Royal Navy during the Seven Years' War.