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Image number
XYC148716
Title
A True Description of the Naval Expedition of Francis Drake, who with Five Ships Departed from the Western Part of England on 13th December 1577, Circumnavigated the Globe and Returned on 26th September 1580 with One Ship Remaining, the Others Having been Destroyed by Waves of Fire, c.1587 (pen, ink and wash on vellum)
Artist
Drake, Francis (c.1540-96) / English
Location
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, USA
Medium
pen, ink and wash on vellum
Date
1587 AD (C16th AD)
Dimensions
23.9x44.9 cms
Description
earliest extant map marking route of Drake's circumnavigation; reduced copy of original given to Elizabeth I and now destroyed; Drake's reception in the Moluccas (Spice Islands); grounding of Golden Hind on reef in the Celebes; St. George flag on Elizabetha - the southernmost island of Tierra del Fuego archipelago;
Photo credit
Bridgeman Images
Keywords
/ circumnavigation / round the world / continent / manuscript / exploration / navy / continents / world / navigator / explorer / elizabethan / sir francis drake / c 1540-96 / route / navigation
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