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TOPOGRAPHIA DE LA CIUDAD DE MANILA : CAPITAL de las yslas Philipinas, Fundada en la de Luzon nuevo Reyno de Castilla, DEDICADA AL REY NUESTRO SEÑOR D. FELIPE V (que Dios gu.de) por el Mariscal de Campo D. Fernando Valdes Tamon su Governador y Capitan Genl. de dhas Yslas y Presidente dla Rl. Audiencia y Chanc.ria dellas. / Delineada de Orde de su Mag.d por D. Antonio Fernandez de Roxas ; y esculpida por Fr. Hipolito Ximenez.

Hipolito Ximenez, printmaker.

[Manila] : [publisher not identified], [about 1739.]

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  • Title:
    TOPOGRAPHIA DE LA CIUDAD DE MANILA : CAPITAL de las yslas Philipinas, Fundada en la de Luzon nuevo Reyno de Castilla, DEDICADA AL REY NUESTRO SEÑOR D. FELIPE V (que Dios gu.de) por el Mariscal de Campo D. Fernando Valdes Tamon su Governador y Capitan Genl. de dhas Yslas y Presidente dla Rl. Audiencia y Chanc.ria dellas. / Delineada de Orde de su Mag.d por D. Antonio Fernandez de Roxas ; y esculpida por Fr. Hipolito Ximenez.
  • Author: Hipolito Ximenez, printmaker.
  • Contributor: Antonio Fernández de Roxas 1671-1729, artist.;
    Fernando Valdés Tamón 1681-1741, portrayed.;
    Philip V, King of Spain, 1683-1746, dedicatee.;
    George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820, former owner.;
    George IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830, donor.
  • Subjects: Cityscapes -- Philippines -- Manila -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800; Rivers -- Philippines -- 1730-1740; Forts & fortifications -- Philippines -- 1730-1740; Cities & towns -- Philippines -- 1730-1740; Manila (Philippines) -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800; Engravings -- 1730-1740; Bird's-eye views -- Philippines -- Manila -- 1730-1740;
    Dewey: 704.94459916
  • Publication Details: [Manila] : [publisher not identified], [about 1739.]
  • Language: Spanish
  • Description: Summary: Bird's-eye view of Manila, with Binondo, La Estacada and Pasig River on the left, town within fortified walls in the middle, and cultivated land on the right, below title within engraved cartouche decorated with Royal arms, lions and boys blowing trumpets on the left, portrait of Marshal Fernando Valdés offering the view to the King within ornamental frame in the middle, and explanatory text within cartouche decorated with garlands of fruit and flowers under the coat of arms of Manila on the right. Printed on two sheets assembled together.
    Summary: Titled ‘Topographia de la Ciudad de Manila, por el Mariscal de Campo D. Fernando Valdes Tamon’ in the Catalogue of the Maps, Prints, Drawings, etc., forming the geographical and topographical collection attached to the Library of his late Majesty King George the third, etc., London, 1829.
  • Identifier: System number: 004886571
  • Notes: The map based on 1717 map of Manila by Antonio Fernandez de Roxas (for the reproduction see: British occupation of Manila and Cavite, exhibition catalogue of the Philippine Map Collectors Society ("PHIMCOS"), page 2).
    Includes manuscript notes: "Breach" and "Batteries? 3 Guns" in the bottom right. The map has been used during the capture of Manila in 1762.
    María Lourdes Díaz-Trechuelo Spínola believed that the print could have been published in Mexico, rather than in Manila. This author suggested a date between 1715 and 1718 for the drawing after which the print was made. The title cartouche in Maps K.Top.116.40. has been extensively re-worked, but the date of an earlier state published in 1717 is still visible.
    Citation/references note: British Museum, Catalogue of Maps, Prints, Drawings, etc., forming the geographical and topographical collection attached to the Library of his late Majesty King George the third, etc
    Citation/references note: Díaz-Trechuelo Spínola, M. L., Antonio Fernandez de Roxas y su "Topographia de la Ciudad de Manila", in Anuario de Estudios Americanos, vol. 15, 1958, 225-271
    Citation/references note: Quirino, C., Maps and views of old Manila, pages 24-25
    Citation/references note: Irving, D.R.M., Colonial counterpoint, pages 27-29
    Citation/references note: Ortiz Armengol, P., Intramuros De Manila De 1571 Hasta Su Destruccion En 1945
  • Physical Description: 1 print : engraving and etching ; sheet 59.9 x 83.3 cm (trimmed below platemark); Escala de quinientos pies castellanos [ = 60 mm].
  • Copy Note: Ownership: Copy at Maps K.Top.116.40. Part of King George III's Topographical Collection. Donated to the nation by George IV.
  • Obsolete shelfmark: K.116.40.
  • Shelfmark(s): Cartographic Items Maps K.Top.116.40.
  • UIN: BLL01004886571

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