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Early California map reflecting the Central California coastline from Ano Nuevo State Marine Conservation Area south to Point Lobos.

Description

This map was created as a part of a five-year maritime scientific exploration made by Alessandro Malaspina and José de Bustamante y Guerra in Spanish corvettes Atrevida and Descubierta. The multifaceted journey included a search for the Northwest Passage. The map depicts the Central California coastline from Ano Nuevo State Marine Conservation Area south to Point Lobos. Malaspina arrived in Monterey Bay on September 11, 1791 where he and the scientists who accompanied him recorded their observations and made nautical sounding along the coast.

Source

Archivo General Militar de Madrid, Spain

Format

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Language

Spanish

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Education | Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Paper

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Map

1791 - Costa N.O. de la Ámerica Septentrional:  Plano de la Ensenaday Puto de Monterrey  situado en la Latitd. N 36°-36’ y el Longitud de 115°-90'-20''.  Occidentl. de Cadiz / Levantado por las Corvetas de S.M. Descubierta y Atrevida

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