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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.)
Map Created date: c. 1680
In 1601 a Spanish force landed off Kinsale near Cork in Southern Ireland. Although the invaders were speedily repelled,...
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...