Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Early Spanish map

Early Spanish map of the Bay Area from the Presidio in Monterrey (sic) to Bodega Bay in the north. Note the Carmelo River flows into the Bahia de Monterrey.

"Exploration of the California coastline resumed after the Spanish conquest of the Philippines in 1565. Starting in 1566, Spanish vessels known as Manila Galleons carried trade between Mexico and the Philippines.
The voyage to the Philippines was a fairly direct one, while the journey back required the Manila Galleons to take advantage of currents across the north Pacific which ended in northern California."

From: FoundSF

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