The apperance of Filipinos During the Spanish Period as depicted by Jean Mallat
After briefly passing by the Philippines on an observation trip which took him to China in 1838, the French traveler Jean Mallat, took a serious interest in the Philippines. Mallat later returned two times and traveled more extensively. He compiled notes about his travels in the archipelago which were published in a book entitled Les Philippines. The book which was published in Paris in 1846, contains a description of the history, geography, mores, agriculture, industry and commerce of the Spanish colonies in the Oceania. Aside from writing his notes containing detailed information about the country, Mallat also produced various drawings which provided a window to the appearance of the Filipinos during the 19th century. Read more.
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