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ANSON, George. [A buccaneer's chart of the Philippines]
A Chart of the Channel in the Philippine Islands through which Manila Galeon passes together with the adjacent Islands. London, 1748. Coloured. 710 x 535mm. Binding folds reinforced on verso, repaired tear at the top right in the sea area.
Anson's chart of the Philippines, engraved by Seale for the account of one of the last great buccaneering voyages, an official expedition to the South Seas to harass the Spanish bases, but, more importantly, plunder their shipping. One of their main targets was one of the richly laden Manila galleons that crossed between Mexico and the Philippines. A stroke of luck presented them with one laden with silver. On their return to London, thirty-two wagons were needed to transfer it to the Tower of London.
[Ref: 18287]    £1,250.00 ($1,638 • €1,405 rates)


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