Philippines--Murillo Velarde, Pedro
20,000 - 30,000 GBP
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- Carta Hydrographica y Chorographica de la Yslas Filipinas. Manila, 1734
1120 x 1200mm., large engraved wall-map, dissected and mounted on the original linen, linen splitting, one panel detached, light browning
Quirino, Philippine Cartography pp.45-61
Murillo Velarde's map of the Philippine archipelago is a landmark in the depiction of the islands, and the first scientific map of the Philippines. It is flanked by two pasted-on side-panels with twelve engravings, eight depicting native costumed figures, a map of Guajam (Guam) and three city or harbour maps, notably Manila.
"So important is Pedro Murillo Velarde's map to Philippine cartography, so neat is the engraving and so faithful are the illustrations, that in all likelihood it will continue to be reproduced periodically in the years to come" (Quirino).