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    Re: Navigator on Spanish Money?
    From: Dan Allen
    Date: 2001 May 26, 11:08 PM

    Search using www.google.com and there are a lot of hits...
    
    Por ejemplo, http://www.hist.umn.edu/~rmccaa/colonial/calidad/tsld007.htm
    says
    
      Jorge Juan and Antonio de Ulloa, A Voyage to South America (1748) on Lima
    
    Thanks for bringing this to our attention, as I don't remember hearing of
    him before, although I remember hearing of Antonio de Ulloa, I presume a
    compatriot.
    
    Here is a short bio:
    
    Jorge Juan y Santacilia, (1713-1773)
    
    Spanish scientific and sailor. Was born in Novelda (Alicante). In 1729
    entered as marine custody in the company of Cadiz. Between 1745 and 1755
    participated with Antonio of Ulloa in the measurement of a degree of
    latitude in Quito. When he returned to Spain his talent was recognized and
    he gained the respect of the European scientific.
    In 1748, being already ship captain, he was sent to England with the mission
    to study the naval construction methods. Projected and directed the works in
    the arsenals of El Ferrol and Cartagena and he was commissioned with
    traveling the coasts, visiting the ports and the maritime establishments
    drawing maps to execute works of infrastructures in the docks and in the
    shipyards. In 1751 was appointed marine custodies captain and established
    the Astronomic Observatory of Cadiz, one of the most advanced of his era. In
    1755 established in his own house in Cadiz a scientific academy which was
    named: Literary Friendly Assembly, that would serve as a test for Sciences
    Academy that was trying to establishing in Madrid.
    In 1767 was appointed extraordinary ambassador in the court of the Morocco
    emperor, post that occupied during six months. Died in Madrid 21 of July of
    1773, victim of a fit of apoplexy. Between his numerous works and scientific
    reports deserve be underlined the following: Historical and geographical
    dissertation on the meridian of demarcation (Madrid, 1749); Historical
    relationship of the trip to the southern America (1748); Astronomic and
    physical observations (1773) and Secret America News. This work, with
    polemic content, wrote it cooperatively with Antonio de Ulloa, was published
    in London by David Harris in 1826. And, between the signed works only by
    Jorge Juan, project: Navigation compendium for the use of the marine
    custodies (Cadiz, 1757); Reflections on the factory and use of the Fourth -
    of - circle (printed in 1809) and Method of surveying and directing a map
    for general plan of Spain (printed in 1809).
    
    
    -----Original Message-----
    From  Navigation Mailing List
    [mailto:NAVIGATION-L{at}LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM]On Behalf Of Lu Abel
    Sent: Saturday, May 26, 2001 8:30 PM
    To: NAVIGATION-L{at}LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM
    Subject: Navigator on Spanish Money?
    
    
    Recently, I was in Spain. Spanish money, rather than having pictures of
    dead politicians like US money, has pictures of people famous in Spanish
    history. For example, Pizzaro and Cortez are on the 1,000 peseta note and
    Columbus is on the  5,000 peseta note.
    
    Now here's my mystery. The 10,000 peseta note (equivalent to about $60 US)
    has a picture of a gentlemen named Jorge Juan.  Judging by his clothing
    he's from the 1700s. He's surrounded by what look like navigational
    instruments.
    
    I've tried a Web search on him, but without success.  If there's anyone on
    the list who can shed some light on this mystery figure, I'd appreciate it.
    
    Lu Abel
    

       
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