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The Spanish Invincible Armada, Attacked between Dover and Calais, and Defeated by the English Fleet

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Hinton, I.
Place made: United Kingdom, Greater London, London
Date made: 1750
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 8 in x 11 3/4 in
Nomenclature: historical
Classification: whales

Uncolored engraving depicting the 1588 battle between the Spanish Armada, which was attempting to invade England, and the English forces under Admiral Lord Howard of Effingham (and vice-admiral Francis Drake). The coast of Kent and the coast of Picardy are drawn and labeled with place names and rivers. In the border are small portraits of the British captains, some of whose ships are listed. Clockwise, from top left, they are: Sir Robert Southwell in the Elisabeth Jons. The Lord Sheffeyld in the Beare The Lord Admiral in the Arke The Earl of Cumberland The Lord Thomas Howard in the Lyon Sir Francis Drake Vice Admiral in ye Revenge The Lord Henry Seymor in the Rainbow Sir Horatia Palvosini Sir Martin Forbisher in the Triumphe Sir Edward Hobey Sir Charles Blunt Captain Christopher Baker Captain Benjamin Gonson Captain George Fennar Sir George Bexton in the Dreadnought Captain Crosse in the Hope Sir Thomas Sycill Sir John Hawkins Rear Admiral in Victory With spouting whales in the background.


AF-HB-0795