Collection MS 137 - Papers relating to his expedition to the Pacific and Moluccas

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Papers relating to his expedition to the Pacific and Moluccas


  • 1530 - 1541 (Creation)

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1 reel (No.3 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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Please 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 38, Documents 9-18: Doc.9: 1538 - Petition for wages. Doc.10: 1538 - Recovery of monies due. Doc.11: 1538 - Petition for wages by negro slave Juan de Lasalde who served as a seaman. Doc.12: 1538 - Petition for wages. Doc.13: 1538 - Law suit re wages. Doc.14: 1538 - Law suit re wages. Doc.15: 1538 - Law suit re wages. Doc.16: n.d. - Law suit re wages. Doc.17: Toledo, 4 April 1539 - Law suit re wages of principal chaplain of expedition, Juan de Torres. Doc.18: 7 April 1537 - Law suit of an expedition pilot re wages. Patronato 39, Documents 1-3: Doc.1: Papers of Fernando de Loaysa, brother of Garcia including law suit for monies due; Garcia's appointment as Captain-General; Garcia's will; letters from Moluccas re fleet wages; declarations by witnesses and a logbook of Andres de Urdenata. Doc.2: Law suit re wages. Doc.3: 1541 - Law suit by heirs of fleet sailor (contd on PMB 138).

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Archivo General de Indias, Seville, Spain

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