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:





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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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HI DO YOU KNOW IF THE MUSEM HAS ADDED THI S TO THERE COLLECTION AND DO YOU HAVE A LINK TO THERE WEB SITE. GOD BLESS STAY SAFE YOU AND YOURS DON
 
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HI DO YOU KNOW IF THE MUSEM HAS ADDED THI S TO THERE COLLECTION AND DO YOU HAVE A LINK TO THERE WEB SITE. GOD BLESS STAY SAFE YOU AND YOURS DON

This is the museum's website. As far as I can understand they plan to "place the maps on display during 2021" (the museum will re-open on May 17th).


This probably means, that they sadly don't plan to add them to their online collection (high resolution images) in the near future. But you can have a look at them in low resolution here:

 
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THANK YOU VERY MUCH HAVE TO BE SATISFIED WITH THE LOW RESOLUTION MAPS FOR NOW, SO INTERESTING, I THANK YOU FOR INFORMATION. GOD BLESS STAY SAFE ALL DON
 
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