Lost (and re-discovered) Armada Maps of 1589

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Recently, 10 hand-drawn and water-colored maps of the Armada battle were discovered in the UK. They were supposed to be sold abroad, but this was prevented by the British Ministry of Culture. 600,000 pounds were raised to secure them for the National Museum of the Royal Navy, where they are currently being preserved. They are considered to be the earliest surviving depiction of the various battles and probably date from 1589.

https://www.nmrn.org.uk/news-events...es-incredibly-rare-spanish-armada-maps-nation

The following part is particularly interesting:

"They depict in real time a Navy defending England’s shores against invasion by the 16th century’s imperial super-power of Spain, with each map detailing the position in the Channel of individual ships in the English and Spanish fleets."

So it could be possible that the events are presented here fairly precisely, even in relation to individual ships.

There are some interesting posts on Youtube in which the maps are shown:





Hartmut
 
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Recently, 10 hand-drawn and water-colored maps of the Armada battle were discovered in the UK. They were supposed to be sold abroad, but this was prevented by the British Ministry of Culture. 600,000 pounds were raised to secure them for the National Museum of the Royal Navy, where they are currently being preserved. They are considered to be the earliest surviving depiction of the various battles and probably date from 1589.

https://www.nmrn.org.uk/news-events...es-incredibly-rare-spanish-armada-maps-nation

The following part is particularly interesting:

"They depict in real time a Navy defending England’s shores against invasion by the 16th century’s imperial super-power of Spain, with each map detailing the position in the Channel of individual ships in the English and Spanish fleets."

So it could be possible that the events are presented here fairly precisely, even in relation to individual ships.

There are some interesting posts on Youtube in which the maps are shown:





Hartmut

Great historical video. I always have been fascinated with this part of naval history and Francis Drake achievements.
 
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