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Records: 1 to 5 of 5
  ASIA 
 Philippines 

STOCKLEIN, Joseph. [A scarce map of the Philippines]
XIII. Insulae Marianae Ao. 1684 cum antiquis varys et novis sacrisque Nominibus... Augsburg, c. 1740. 155 x 190mm.
An unusual 18th century map which shows The Philippines, Mariana Islands and Guam.
[Ref: 18773]    £625.00 ($819 • €703 rates)


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)


RASPE, Gabriel Nikolaus. [The British occupation of Manila during the Seven Years' War]
Isles Philippines. Nuremberg: Raspe, c.1764. Original colour. 200 x 270mm.
A scarce map of the Philippines during the Seven Years' War, published in Raspe's 'Schau Platz des gegenwaertigen Kriegs' (Plates illustrating the Current Wars). During the Seven Years' War between Britain and France, Spain felt that British successes were a threat to them and joined the French. It had been the policy of Britain to attack France through their colonies, so a plan was hatched to capture the Philippines. Arriving in Manila Bay on the 24th September 1762, the Royal Navy bombarded the city on the 5th October, and on the 6th the force of British regulars and East East Company soldiers took the city with little resistance. The British began pillaging the city of both valuables and documents, then extorted an agreement for a ransom to stop, although this was never paid. Despite the British claims to have captured the Philippines, lack of resources meant they were contained in Manila, with Spanish resistance, with native support, outnumbering them. This was the situation until the end of the war, concluded by the Treaty of Paris in 1763. However, as the signatories did not know Manila was in the hands of the British, no mention of the Philippines appears in the terms, and so Manila was just handed back, without its valuables, in April 1764. This map is based on the one drawn for the account of Admiral Anson's capture of the Manila galleon in 1743; almost twenty years later Anson, as First Lord of the Admiralty, was the architect of this plan to seize Manila.
[Ref: 18774]    £950.00 ($1,245 • €1,068 rates)


CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [A scarce 18th century Italian map of the Philippines and Indonesia]
Le Isole della Sonda, Molucche, E Philippine. Rome, 1797. Original colour. 495 x 360mm.
A map of Indonesia and the Philippines, from the 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale'. This atlas was a commercial failure, so few were printed.
[Ref: 18460]    £1,400.00 ($1,834 • €1,574 rates)


VANDERMAELEN, Philippe. [The 'complete' set of 6 maps of the Philippines]
Océanique. Partie des Iles Philippines. [Plates 4, 6, 7, 14, 15 & 5.] Brussels, 1827. Six sheets, lithographs with original colour. Each c.490 x 550mm.
A group of five maps showing all the land of the Philippines, plus a map of the Mariannes which contains an extensive French-language description of the Philippines. The 'Atlas Universel' was the first atlas to have every map on the same scale, 1:1,641,836, meaning some of the more remote regions of the world were shown in unprecedented detail. It is quite uncommon to find the complete set of the maps with the extra text sheet.
[Ref: 16503]    £2,500.00 ($3,275 • €2,810 rates)


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