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1757 Panoramic map of Acapulco bay, Mexico, hand colour, Schley

1757 Panoramic map of Acapulco bay, Mexico, hand colour, Schley

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J.V. Schley




13.1 x 8.9 inches

33.3 x 22.6 cm

This is fine map of Acapulco de Juarez, commonly known as Acapulco, Mexico by Jan van Schley. 

Features the Acapulco Bay and its fortified port in incredible detail. Important buildings, forests and mountains are depicted in profile, give a bird's eye-view of the bay. A key with the locations marked on the map is included in the bottom left quadrant.

At the time this map was issued, Acapulco was a strategically important starting point for all Spanish trade across the Pacific. 

Until Anson's capture of the Neustra Senora de Covadonga, the Spanish dominated Acapulco-Manila route was the only viable link between the New World and the rich markets of Asia. Anson captured the Spanish treasure galleon not far from Acapulco as it began its trans-oceanic voyage. The event marked the decline of Spanish hegemony in the Pacific and the rise of the Great Britain as a regional power.

Issued folding on watermarked paper. Tiny age sot within image.

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