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Hong Kong Exhibition – Echoes of the Manila Galleon c.1584 – 1815 – from 21/2

Posted: February 12th, 2017 | 2 Comments »

Echoes of the Manila Galleon c.1584 – 1815

A collection of original antique maps and prints

which ties in nicely to a new Penguin China title:

The Silver Way

China, Spanish America and the birth of globalization

1565 – 1815

by Peter Gordon and Juan José Morales

The show continues until Saturday 11th March 2017

Wattis Fine Art Gallery

2/F 20 Hollywood Road

Central, Hong Kong

Tel +852 2524 5302 E-mail info@wattis.com.hk

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2 Comments on “Hong Kong Exhibition – Echoes of the Manila Galleon c.1584 – 1815 – from 21/2”

  1. 1 klu9 said at 7:09 pm on February 13th, 2017:

    I did some translation work for a museum here in Puebla, Mexico and was pleasantly surprised by the number of Chinese objects in the collection, all thanks to Puebla being along the full route of the Nao (Manila-Acapulco-Mexico City-Puebla-Veracruz-Seville).
    On a sidenote, still mildly peeved that modern Chinese uses 元 for so many currencies *except* Mexico’s, when that was the basis for the 元.

  2. 2 Paul French said at 7:07 pm on February 27th, 2017:

    ah, yes, the Dollar Mex – where would old Shanghai have been without it!!

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