FALKLAND, Anthony Cary, 5th Viscount, and others. 18639



Piece bearing 6 original signatures, cut from an Admiralty document: Lord Falkland, Sir Richard Onslow, Charles Lord Cornwallis, Sir John Lowther, Henry Priestman, Sir Robert Rich. 5 x 4 inches, [29 May 1692] Uncommon. The name Falkland Islands comes from Falkland Sound, the strait that separates the two main islands. The name “Falkland” was applied to the channel by John Strong, captain of an English expedition which landed on the islands in 1690. Strong named the strait in honour of Anthony Cary, 5th Viscount Falkland (1656-1694), the Treasurer of the Navy who sponsored his journey.