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Expeditionis Hispanorum in Angliam vera descriptio, Anno D. MDLXXXVIII (London, 1590).

In 1588 King Philip II of Spain sent a great fleet (Armada) to invade England which was defeated by the English fleet and the English weather. Soon after, this set of ten hand-coloured charts was engraved and published showing the operations of the English and Spanish fleets off the south coast of England, with a final chart of Great Britain and Ireland showing the course of the Spanish fleet after its defeat.

The detail shown here is taken from the fifth chart, which shows the English and Spanish fleets off Berry Head, and the engagement near Portland Bill, on Tuesday 23 July 1588.

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Title page of Expeditionis Hispanorum in Angliam vera descriptio.
Title page of Expeditionis Hispanorum in Angliam vera descriptio.
Detail of chart showing the engagement near Portland Bill.
Detail of chart showing the engagement near Portland Bill.
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