PCT-63336

Antique Map of the Pacific Ocean by Anson (1765)

  • Condition: Good, given age. A few brown stains upper right. Two small restorations on the folds. Edges with some tiny and small tears. Lower left margin partly remargined. Original folds as issued. Printed on 2 plates joined together. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1765
  • Overall size: 90 x 35.5 cm.
  • Image size: 88 x 30 cm.
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Description: Antique map titled 'Carte de la Mer du Sud ou Mer Pacifique - Kaart van de Zuyd-Zee of stille oceaan (..)'. Nautical chart of the Pacific Ocean depicting the trade routes used by Spanish Galleons from Acapulco in Mexico to Manila in the Philippines. In particular this chart depicts the voyages of the Spanish Nostra Seigniora de Cabadonga and the British Navy Commodore George Anson. Anson succeed in capturing the Spanish treasure galleon off Cape Espiritu Santo on June 20, 1743. Following his capture of the Nostra the treasures were paraded through the streets of London. The map shows the pacific islands and much of the Mexican and California coast. Numerous important destinations along the California coast are named,including Cabo San Lucas, San Diego and Acapulco. This map originates from 'Reize rondsom de Werreld (..) door den heere George Anson'. 

Artists and Engravers: George Anson, Baron Anson, British admiral whose four-year voyage around the world is one of the great tales of naval heroism.