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Filipino farmers growing cocoa and bananas

Pedro Murillo Velarde1734

Archivos Estatales

Archivos Estatales
Spain

Filipino farmers growing cocoa and bananas. Side drawing accompanying the Hydrographic and Chorographic Map of the Philippines.

This drawing accompanies one of the prints of the aforementioned map. Cocoa was introduced by the Spanish to the Philippines in the mid-17th century. Its cultivation and consumption became widespread throughout the following century, making it a chief export product.

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