The Manila Acapulco Galleons: The Treasure Ships of the Pacific

Shirley Fish

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During the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries, the transpacific treasure galleons sailed annually from Manila to Acapulco. In Manila, the vessel was loaded with the scented spices of the East, luxurious silks from China, exquisite hand crafted lacquerware from Japan and a multitude of Oriental goods that the Spaniards of New Spain longed to own. The returning galleon from Acapulco to Manila, carried as much as 2.5 million silver pesos in payment of the goods sent to the New Spain in the previous year, as well as a yearly silver subsidy of 250,000 reales for the maintenance of the colonial government in the Philippines.

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Author (s)

Shirley Fish

Condition

Very Good

Cover

Trade Paperback

Edition

Pages

539

Publisher

Author House

Year Published

2011

ISBN

9781456775421