1797 - Plan du Port en St. Diego in Californie, 1782 - Plan du Port de St. Blas, 1777

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Published in 1797, two maps on one page depicting the harbors of San Diego, California dated 1777 and of San Blas, Mexico dated 1782.

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The two map by Jean-Francois de la Perouse are based on surveys made by Juan Pantoja y Arriaga, a captain of the Manila trade for Spain. Derived from Pantoja's manuscript, the charts were published after his death in the "Atlas du Voyage de la Perouse 1785-1788". Locations identified around San Diego, California included: Presidio de St. Diego, the 'faux port', Pointe des Morts, Rancherie de las Choyas, Pointe St. Augustin, Rancherie ou Village d'Indiens nomme de la Pointe, Pointe St. Joseph, Pointe St. Michel, Petite Port de St Jean, Pointe Guizarros, and Pointe de la Colline. Port de San Blas was used by Spain's Navy as a naval base beginning in 1768 and it served for several decades as a base of operations for Spanish expeditions to the Pacific Northwest, as well as for supplying the Spanish missions.

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Archivo Cartografico y de Estudios Geograficos, Madrid, Spain

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French

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1797 - Plan du Port en St. Diego in Californie, 1782 - Plan du Port de St. Blas, 1777

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