Partie des Iles Mariannes No.2

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Article ID OZ0321


Partie des Iles Mariannes No.2


Map shows the Marianen Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Mariana Islands:


ca. 1825



Historical Description

Guam is the largest and southernmost island of the Mariana Islands archipelago in the Western Pacific Ocean. It is a foreign territory of the United States. The capital is Hagatna, formerly Agana. In 1521, Ferdinand Magellan was the first European to discover the archipelago, formerly also known as Ladrones (Ladrons), and his sailors named it Islas de Ladrones (Island of Thieves: "Thieves' Islands") because of thefts by islanders who had come on board. The Marianas became the hub of the Spanish Asian fleet with the Manila Galleon. On Guam, the necessary infrastructure was developed to supply the galleons. Later, in honor of Maria Anna of Austria, Archduchess of Austria, the Spanish renamed the archipelago "Islas Marianas", a name that has survived to this day.

Place of Publication Bruxelles
Dimensions (cm)47 x 54
ConditionVery good
Coloringoriginal colored


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