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Historical Context



Painting 1
Diagram 1
Diagram 2
Photo 1 and 2


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Visual Evidence

Painting 2: The San Pedro. Painted by William Trotter.[Painting 2] with link to larger version of photo.
(Painting courtesy William Trotter)

The San Pedro was a 287-ton galleon built in Holland. It is representative of a typical treasure fleet ship used in the 18th century. The San Pedro carried 1,600 pesos in Mexican silver and several crates of Chinese porcelain as well as general cargo.

Questions for Painting 2

1. How would you describe the San Pedro? What details of its construction are depicted in the painting? Can you note any similarities and differences between the San Pedro and the Urca de Lima? If so, what are they?

2. Where was the San Pedro built? Why do you think it was not built in Spain? (Refer to Reading 1 if necessary.)

3. What cargo did the San Pedro carry?

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