Collection items

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  • A Coloured bird's eye view of 'A Castle for the Do...

    Manuscript, Illustration

    Held in the Cotton Manuscripts collection, this coloured bird's eye view of “A Castle for the Downs” is most likely to b...

  • A coloured bird's eye view of a "Castle in the Dow...

    Manuscript, Illustration

    Held in the Cotton Manuscripts collection, this coloured bird's eye view of a “Castle in the Downs” dates from 1539. It ...

  • A mapp of Kinsale

    Map

    In 1601 a Spanish force landed off Kinsale near Cork in Southern Ireland. Although the invaders were speedily repelled,...

  • A View of Harwich and Landguard Fort

    Drawing

    Rendered on four sheets of adjoined paper, this impressive panoramic prospect shows the Essex coast at Harwich with Feli...

  • Account of the Scottish Marches

    Manuscript, Illustration

    This topographical and military account of the state of the Scottish Marches was written around 1569, and includes a des...

  • Chart of the English Channel

    Manuscript, Map

    This is a chart of the English Channel possibly dating from 1542–1544. It shows the south coast of England and the facin...

  • Conwy Castle

    Manuscript, Illustration

    Part of the Cotton Manuscript collection, this ink and tempura view depicts Conwy castle in North Wales. It likely dates...

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

    Manuscript, Illustration, Map

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

  • Map of Norwich

    Map, Woodcut

    William Cuningham’s Cosmographical Glasse is a study in geography, astronomy and chorography, written as a dialogue betw...

  • Map of the coast of Dorset from Poole Harbour to L...

    Manuscript, Illustration, Map

    This drawing of the Dorset coast dates from 1539. It shows the defensive capacity of the county, depicting forts and gun...

  • Map of the River Trent and its tributaries between...

    Manuscript, Drawing, Map

    This drawing shows the streams of the River Trent from Nottingham to Newark with the towns, villages and water mills sho...

  • Mont Orgueil

    Watercolour, View

    From the King's Manuscripts, this coloured view of Mont Orgueil, located on the east side of the island of Jersey, was d...

  • Mount's Bay, Cornwall

    Manuscript, Map, Drawing

    This plan shows Mount’s Bay in Cornwall in an invasion scenario and is thought to date from around 1540. It is orientate...

  • Navy Office, London

    Watercolour, View

    This view of the Navy Office is from a King's Manuscripts folio attributed to Edmund Dummer (bap. 1651, d.1713), titled...

  • Plan of Boulogne

    Ink and Tempera, Parchment, Map

    A plan of the fortifications of Boulogne by John Rogers