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The Island of Juan Fernandes, antique engraving Anson's voyage Chile

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Title: The East Prospect of The Island of Juan Fernandes In The South Sea.

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The Island of Juan Fernandes Anson's voyage Chile 1748

Title: The East Prospect of The Island of Juan Fernandes In The South Sea.

Description: Antique engraving in hand coloring of the Juan Fernández islands off the coast of Chile during George Anson's voyage, with the ship HMS Centurion, which set sail from England in 1740.

The purpose of the voyage was to attack Spanish shipping and settlements in the Pacific Ocean during the War of Jenkins' Ear.

Juan Fernández is a small group of islands located off the coast of Chile in the South Pacific, and was visited by Anson during his voyage.
The voyage lasted for nearly four years, from 1740 to 1744, during which time the Centurion circumnavigated the globe.

The Centurion (see picture) was a fourth-rate ship of the line, armed with 60 guns, which made it a formidable warship for its time.
However, during the voyage, the Centurion suffered from a lack of maintenance and repair, and many of its guns became unusable.
Anson and his crew were forced to improvise and make repairs as best they could while at sea, and even had to abandon some of their guns during the voyage in order to lighten the ship and improve its speed.

Author: Anson, George Anson, Baron, 1697-1762.
Publisher Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703 – 21 March 1772)

Size: Sheet app.: 18.25 x 11 inches. 47 x 28 cm.
Image app.: 17 x 7.5 inches. 43 x 19 cm.
Condition: Nice engraving in very good condition, folds as published.