A RARE BRITISH MAP OF EAST INDIES (1748)

$480 SGD (inclusive of GST)

"The East Indies drawn by J Jefferys, Geographer to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales ". This map comes from the 1748 London edition of Admiral George Anson expedition. It is drawn by Thomas Jefferys (1719-1771) for the future King George III (1738-1820) who became King in 1760. Anson with his ship Centurion captured a Manila-bound Spanish Galleon off the Philippines' coast in 1743 carrying a vast wealth from Mexico. Over 30 tonnes of silver were counted. This map is remarkable as it shows the route from Acapulco, Mexico, to Manila and vice versa. It was a secret trade route that the British have been eager to disrupt for almost 200 years. Anson found the charts aboard a vessel he had previously captured off the coast of South America. The map also shows the route Anson chose to flee from Canton with all the spoils back to England. Presented in a gold-colour wooden frame.

41cm high x 45cm wide (framed)

Details

Category
Collectibles
Condition
Very good, a few folds as issued, a clear print with a pleasing age patina, minor signs of wear commensurate with age and use.
Country of manufacture
Great Britain
Date of manufacture
1748
Dimensions with frame
41cm high x 45cm wide
Framed
Yes
Sub Category
Regional Map

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