Batiment Leger Des Isles Des Larron - Guam Flying Proa
This French Print is Ex Commodore Anson(1750) and is a detailed plan of the Guam Flying Proa. Described by Europeans as the fastest boat they have ever seen. The first European reference to the proa may have occurred when Ferdinand Magellan fortuitously came upon Guam in March 1521. Francisco Alvo’s logbook from the voyage notes that:
…many small sails approached the ship sailing so swiftly they appeared to be flying. -Guampedia
Batiment Leger is translated to light boat.
Since this is high resolution reproduction of the original antique print there are some small natural areas of coloration in the print, which are typical of a 300 year old print.) Since this print was...
Tom Walsh - I am very pleased to offer fine-quality prints from my extensive collection of Antique Maps, Prints and vintage photos of Guam and Micronesia for sale. I also plan to add selected pieces from my personal photography as well. It will take some time to upload all the items, so check back as new items will be added weekly.
Many of the Antique Maps and Prints for sale here are displayed in the Tamuning Branch of the First Hawaiian Bank on Guam.
I was the Owner/Operator of the first commercial photography studio on Guam. Extensive training and education in photographic principals and techniques. Former Regional Director, Professional Photographers of America (PPA), Instructor at the Naval Medical School, School of Medical...
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