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From the mid-16th century intrepid explorers like John Davis (around 1550–1605), Martin Frobisher (around 1535–94) and H...
Map, Etching, Engraving
A Mapp containing the Island & Kingdome of Sicily, by Wenceslaus Hollar (about 1680). Maps C.27.d.17.(35.)
In 1601 a Spanish force landed off Kinsale near Cork in Southern Ireland. Although the invaders were speedily repelled,...
Map, Image, Manuscript
In the late 17th century, the South Seas were plagued by English buccaneers who plundered merchant ships for treasure. S...