Auction 148, Lot 685

"Plan de la Baye de Manille", Anson, George

Subject: Manila Bay, Philippines

Period: 1749 (circa)

Publication: Voyage Autour du Monde

Color: Black & White

9.9 x 8 inches
25.1 x 20.3 cm

This attractive chart of Manila Bay comes from a French edition of Anson's Voyage Around the World. Anchorages, soundings, and rocks are indicated in the water, and several places are named along the coast, including Bataan, Metro Manila, and Cavite. A fleur-de-lis orients the north to the left.

References: cf. Shirley (BL Atlases) G.ANS-2a #9.

Condition: B+

Issued folding on watermarked paper with light printer's ink residue, faint offsetting from an opposing page of text, and a tiny infilled hole.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/19/2014