Collection MS 136 - Papers relating to his expedition to the Pacific and Moluccas

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Papers relating to his expedition to the Pacific and Moluccas


  • 1528 - 1538 (Creation)

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1 reel (No.2 of 6-reel set); 35mm microfilm

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The Loaísa expedition was an early 16th-century voyage to the Pacific Ocean commanded by García Jofre de Loaísa (1490 – 20 July 1526). It was ordered by King Charles V of Spain to colonise what at that time were referred to as the Spice Islands in the East Indies (later Moluccas, now Maluku Islands, Indonesia)

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See PMB MS 135. The expedition of Garcia Jofre de Loaisa left Spain for the Moluccas (Maluku Islands, Indonesia) on 24 July 1525, to open up the spice trade initiated by the Magellan expedition.

Patronato 37, Documents 34-38: Doc.34: Valladolid, 4 September 1536 - Account of voyage. Doc.35: n.d. - Attacks by Portuguese at Ternate etc. Doc.36: Valladolid, 26 February 1537 - Account of voyage. Doc.37: Guetaria, 17 October 1538 - Papers re claim for wages of deceased sailors. Doc.38: Valladolid, 20 July 1538 - Final discharge of fleet's expenses plus list of all people in the fleet. Patronato 38, Documents 1-8: Doc.1: Legal documents. Doc.2: Burgos, 30 September 1534 - legal documents. Doc.3: Burgos, September 1534 - legal documents. Doc.4: 1535 - legal documents. Doc.5: n.d. - Recovery of wages by heirs of Martin de Urtiaga of the San Gabriel, only ship of expedition to return to Coruna. Doc.6: n.d. - 3 legal documents re monies owing. Doc.7: Pernambuco, 15 April 1528 - Account by deserter Don Rodrigo de Acuna, includes details of history and course of fleet. Doc.8: 29 May 1530 - Request for payment.

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Archivo General de Indias, Seville, Spain

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