The Resource The Manila galleon, by William Lytle Schurz

The Manila galleon, by William Lytle Schurz

Label
The Manila galleon
Title
The Manila galleon
Statement of responsibility
by William Lytle Schurz
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This unique book, the product of twenty-seven years of research, relates the romantic history of the great Spanish galleons, the most glamorous in the history of the seas. For two hundred and fifty years--from 1565 to 1815--they regularly made the five-to-eight month voyage across the Pacific between Manila and Acapulco. The largest and richest merchant ships of their age, the galleons carried to Mexico all the fabulous luxuries of the Orient and returned to the Philippines laden with silver ingots. Their capture was the ultimate ambition of every pirate and privateer. Many were lost as sea; one drifted down the Mexican coast without a living soul on board; the mutiny on the San Geronimo surpassed in drama that on the Bounty. But this is more than a story of ships, for the whole history of the Pacific Area involved around these lonely voyages. They supplied the central theme of Philippine history; they were the original motive for the exploration and settlement of California; they brought the Chinese and Japanese to the Philippines.
Assigning source
Cover
Cataloging source
WSU
Dewey number
382
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Dutton paperback
Series volume
D35
Label
The Manila galleon, by William Lytle Schurz
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Acknowledgments," 1959
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 419-448)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Chinese -- The Japanese -- The Portuguese and others -- City and commerce -- The galleons -- The route -- The voyage -- The Spanish lake -- The English -- The Dutch -- Mexico and Peru -- Fleets and galleons
Control code
242856
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
453 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Paperbound.
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)242856
Label
The Manila galleon, by William Lytle Schurz
Publication
Note
"Acknowledgments," 1959
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 419-448)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Chinese -- The Japanese -- The Portuguese and others -- City and commerce -- The galleons -- The route -- The voyage -- The Spanish lake -- The English -- The Dutch -- Mexico and Peru -- Fleets and galleons
Control code
242856
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
453 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Paperbound.
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)242856

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