300 Birth Anniversary of Antonio de Ulloa
Antonio de Ulloa y de la Torre-Giral was born on the 12 January 1716 in Seville. Son of the Economist Bernardo de Ulloa, he joined the Spanish Navy as Guardia Marina in 1733. Two years later he entered to form part, together with the also Spanish Jorge Juan, in the first major multinational, European and scientific expedition in recorded history: the French Geodesic Mission, organized by the French Academy of Sciences. The mission was to reach what is now Ecuador and determine the sphericity of the Earth. Ulloa spent eight years there, during which, with Jorge Juan, discovered platinum.He returned to Madrid in 1746 and with Fernando VI as king. He was promoted to captain, with the task of touring the European continent to take cognisance of the latest scientific advances.
He founded the first museum of natural history in the world, the current Museum of Natural Sciences; also, he was the creator of the Astronomical Observatory of Cadiz and the first metallurgy laboratory Spain.
Issue Date: 26.09.2016 Process: Offset Colours: 4 Colours Size: 40.9 x 28.8 mm Values: 1.30
On the occasion of the opening of the Mulafest festival in 2013 six internationally renowned graffiti artists, performed which was the largest permanent mural in Madrid, on the facade of Hall 12 at Feria de Madrid (Ifema).The work was done by Sixe Paredes, Suso33, Okuda, Aryz, San and Herbert Baglione.
Issue Date: 23.09.2016 Process: Offset Colours: 4 Colours Size: 74.6 x 28.8 mm (Stamp) Values: 3.00