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In Homage to the Spanish Expedition

 
 
In Homage to the Spanish Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 30, 2015
1. In Homage to the Spanish Expedition Marker
Inscription.
En homenaje a la expedición española
integrada por los buques
San Salvador, Victoria y San Miguel
que arribó a San Diego
el 28 de septiembre de 1542
a mando de
Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo
quien tomó posesión de estas tierras
en nombre de su Majestad Católica
El rey
Carlos de España
abrienda la ruta maritima que impulsó
el posterior desarrollo de California

La Armada Española
28 de septiembre de 2003


In homage to the Spanish expedition
composed of the ships
San Salvador, Victoria, and San Miguel
that arrived at San Diego
on 28th September 1542
under the command of
Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo
who took possession of these lands
on behalf of his Catholic Majesty
Charles I
King of Spain
opening the maritime route that led to
the subsequent development of California

The Spanish Navy
September 28, 2003

 
Erected 2003 by The Spanish Navy.
 
Location. 32° 40.439′ N, 117° 14.339′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Touch for map. Marker is in Cabrillo National Monument. Marker is in this post office area: San Diego CA 92106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
In Homage to the Spanish Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 30, 2015
2. In Homage to the Spanish Expedition Marker
On the right
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Joao Rodrigues Cabrilho 1542 (here, next to this marker); Cabrillo’s Ships (within shouting distance of this marker); Stephen Tyng Mather (within shouting distance of this marker); Landing of Cabríllo (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Point Loma Lighthouse (about 700 feet away); Harbor Lights (approx. 0.2 miles away); Point Loma (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Rosecrans (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Diego.
 
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In Homage to the Spanish Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 30, 2015
3. In Homage to the Spanish Expedition Marker
A Tribute image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 30, 2015
4. A Tribute

A Tribute from the
Portuguese Navy to the
Portuguese Navigator
Joao Rodrigues Cabbrilho
on the occasion of the
rededication of the statue in his honour
NRP Joao Coutinho
February 1988

The current statue of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo is a 1988 copy of Alvaro De Bree's 1939 sculpture created for the New York World's Fair. After some misdirection the original statue was installed at Point Loma near the lighthouse in 1948. It was moved to the current location in 1966. The decaying De Bree Statue was removed in 1986 and replaced with a copy by Joao Charters de Almeida e Silva in 1988. The new statue was brought from Portugal to San Diego on the Portuguese Naval Vessel NRP Coutinho.
Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo Monument image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 30, 2015
5. Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo Monument
Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 30, 2015
6. Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo
Juan Rodgriguez Cabrillo image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 30, 2015
7. Juan Rodgriguez Cabrillo
Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia
8. Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo
Alvaro De Bree<br>1939<br>Lisboa image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 30, 2015
9. Alvaro De Bree
1939
Lisboa
Signature on the Cabrillo Staute
Quadrant and Dividers image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 30, 2015
10. Quadrant and Dividers
Finial image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 30, 2015
11. Finial
Alvaro De Bree Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 30, 2015
12. Alvaro De Bree Plaque
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 277 times since then and 68 times this year. Last updated on July 13, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on July 12, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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