The ships on the Velarde map
With reference to the boats drawn on the map :- No. 1. After its long downwind journey in the trade winds from Acapulco on the west coast of Mexico, the annual Manila galleon finally arrives at the east side of the Philippines, heading for the anchorage shown at Borongan. Here the Spanish kept a signal station to inform the galleon if the route was safe from enemies, and to provide emergency food and water if supplies had run low on the crossing. The details ori this example are typical...[Show more]
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