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Drake’s Voyage 1581

Almost certainly copied from Drake’s own Grand Map (presented to Queen Elizabeth, and now lost), van Sype’s map was published the year after his return.

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Compiled in 1581 by Nicola van Sype in Antwerp

This map depicts the route taken by Sir Francis Drake on his circumnavigation of the globe (1577-80), only the second such successful expedition, after Magellan (1519-22). Soldier, navigator, explorer, MP, Mayor of Plymouth, hero to the English, scourge of the Spanish (to whom he was a pirate), Drake was the first Englishman to sight the Pacific Ocean, and the first to land in California, which he claimed for the Crown and named Nova Albion.

Original Size: 24 x 45 cms

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