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Zambouangue Peninsula in Western Mindinao, Phillipines with the Spanish settlement of La Caldera from the sea.  In the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries, Malay Muslims spread Islam throughout the entire island of Mindinao. The island was known as the Sultanate of Maguindanao. With the Spanish invasion of the Phillipines, the Spanish invaders established a settlement on the Sambouangue peninsula known as La Caldera, (now known as Barrio Reodo). They used this as a base for administration and to proselytize Christianity. The continuous conflict between Christians and Muslims in Mindinao date from this invasion.

The artist is Pierre Sonnerat, (1748-1814), a French adventurer and naturalist. The illustration was published in "Voyage aux Indes Orientales et a la Chine. (1782).

Copperplate engraving.

223 x 370 mm. (8 3/4 x 14 5/8 inches). Plate line.

Good condition with the two fold lines as issued.


Vue de la Caldera. [Barrio Reodo, Mindinao, Phillipines. 1782.]

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