Collection MS 138 - Papers relating to his expedition to the Pacific and Moluccas

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Papers relating to his expedition to the Pacific and Moluccas


  • 1529 - 1548 (Creation)

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1 reel (No.4 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 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 39, Documents 3(cont.) -13: Doc.3: (continued from PMB 137). Doc.4: n.d. - Law suit and legal documents. Doc.5: 1541 - Petition of merchant for monies due and slave trading. Doc.6: 1541 - Law suit re wages. Doc.7: 1541 - Law suit re wages. Doc.8: 1541 - Law suit re wages. Doc.9: Valladolid, 7 July 15?? - Certificate of delivery of 2,000 ducats for spice trade and a receipt dated 12 October 1524. Doc.10: 1541 - Law suit re recovery of property Toribio Alonso de Salazar, Commander of fleet after Elcano's death, and who died in the Marianas. Doc.11: 1544 - Law suit against King's prosecutor re money. Doc.12: 1546 - Law suit re recovery of monies for construction of ovens to make biscuit and other food for fleet. Doc.13: 1548 - Law suit re wages (continued on PMB 139).

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Archivo General de Indias, Seville, Spain

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