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  • Map of Falmouth Haven and the River Fal as far as...

    Manuscript, Illustration, Map Created date: c. 1550-1600

    This 16th century drawing describes the Fal estuary in Cornwall, from Falmouth (the mouth of the river Fal) to Truro. Th...

  • Map of Juan Fernández in William Hack's South Sea ...

    Map, Image, Manuscript Created date: 1584-1684

    In the late 17th century, the South Seas were plagued by English buccaneers who plundered merchant ships for treasure. S...

  • Panorama of London by William Smith, 1588

    Manuscript, Map, View Created date: 1588

    In this panorama William Smith has combined a profile view of London with a perspective view of Whitehall and Westminste...

  • Plan of Cambridge

    Bodycolour, Map Created date: 1588

    William Smith produced his Particuler Description of England in 1588. Smith’s text is accompanied by maps and topographi...

  • Plan of Canterbury

    Bodycolour, Pen and ink, Map Created date: 1588

    William Smith was a haberdasher, merchant, innkeeper, writer, herald and playwright from Cheshire whose lifelong interes...

  • Plan of Flushing (Vlissingen)

    Watercolour, Pen and ink, Parchment, Map Created date: 1588

    Much of the information in this Cotton Manuscripts plan had already appeared in one made three years earlier (and now in...

  • Plans of Cologne and Palmanova, Civitates Orbis Te...

    Map, Engraving, Hand colouring

    The Civitates Orbis Terrarum was created by George Braun and Frans Hogenberg in the late-16th and early-17th centuries, ...

  • Thamesis Descriptio, 1588

    Manuscript, Map Created date: 1588

    This rare hand-drawn plan of the River Thames was owned by Queen Elizabeth I (1533–1603), and was made for her by one of...

  • The Mariner's Mirrour

    Book, Map

    This hand-coloured copy of The Mariner's Mirrour (1588) is an English version of the world’s first sea-atlas. The item, ...

  • The Mariner's Mirrour, 1588

    Book, Folio, Map, Engraving, Illustration, Image

    This hand-coloured copy of The Mariners Mirrour (1588) is an English version of the world’s first sea-atlas. It contains...