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West Indies

West Indies colonization by North EuropeansCreated by: PICRYLDated: 2017
Wonderful Mountain Popocatepeque.
In the late sixteenth century, French, English and Dutch merchant and privateer ships began attacking Spanish and Portuguese in West Indies coastal areas. They had bases in the places the Spanish could not conquer, such as the Lesser Antilles, the northern coast of South America, the mouth of the Orinoco, and the Atlantic Coast of Central America. They managed to establish their foot on St Kitts in 1624 and Barbados in 1626. When the Sugar Revolution took off, they brought in thousands of African slaves to work the fields and mills.
English, Dutch, French and Spanish colonists, and in many cases their slaves from Africa first entered and then occupied the coast of The Guianas. The Dutch, allied with the Caribs of the Orinoco carried the fight against Spanish in all South America.
The English of Jamaica established alliances with the Miskito Kingdom of modern-day Nicaragua and Honduras, and began logging on the coast of modern-day Belize. These interconnected commercial and diplomatic relations made up the Western Caribbean Zone which was in place in the early eighteenth century.
West Indies gave names to several West India companies of the 17th and 18th centuries, including the Danish West India Company, the Dutch West India Company, the French West India Company, and the Swedish West India Company.
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West Indies from BL Royal 20 E IX, ff. 23v-24

West Indies from BL Royal 20 E IX, ff. 23v-24

Map of the West Indies, with the eastern coast of North America, Central America, and the north coast of South America. Image taken from ff. 23v-24 of Boke of Idrography (The 'Rotz Atlas'). Written in English.

Wie Heironymus Benzodie Schiffart in Indian so gegen Nidergang der Sonnen gelegen erstamals fürgenommen

Wie Heironymus Benzodie Schiffart in Indian so gegen Nidergang der Son...

Imaginary view of Seville's harbor, where Girolamo Benzoni set sail for the West Indies.

Insvlæ Americanæ in Oceano Septentrionali cum terris adjacentibus

Insvlæ Americanæ in Oceano Septentrionali cum terris adjacentibus

Sheet removed from German ed. of W.J. Blaeu's atlas: Atlas novus, Amsterdam, 1634. Map redesigned from a portion of Blaeu's larger map of North America printed ca. 1630. Has vertical fold line at center of shee... more

Havana op 't Eyland Cvba.

Havana op 't Eyland Cvba.

Relief shown pictorially and by gradient tints. Shows aerial view of the port of Havana on the island of Cuba including buildings, ships, and fortifications. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Attributed to Joan Vinck... more

West-Indische paskaert waer in de graden der breedde over weder zijden vande middellijn wassende so vergrooten dat die geproportioneert sijn tegen hunne nevenstaende graden der lengde. vertonende behalve Europaes zuydelijcste alle de seekusten van Africa en America, begrepen in 't Octroy bij de H.M.H. Staten Generael der vereenigde Nederl. verleent aende Generale West Indische Compagnie.

West-Indische paskaert waer in de graden der breedde over weder zijden...

Shows the west coast of North America from Belle Isle, Newfoundland, both coasts of South America, mediterranean Europe, and the east coast of Africa. Includes illustrations. Available also through the Library ... more

[Birds and turtles of the French West Indies; men spear-fishing from rowboat]

[Birds and turtles of the French West Indies; men spear-fishing from r...

Illus. in: Du Tertre, Histoire generale des Antilles habitees par les François, Paris, 1667-1671, plate between pp. 246-247. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: ... more

[West Indies: manufacture of sugar]

[West Indies: manufacture of sugar]

Illus. in: Du Tertre, Histoire generale des Antilles habitees par les François, Paris, 1667-1671, between pp. 122-123. Reference copy may be in SSF (Gr) - INDUSTRY FOOD MISC. 1667. This record contains unverifi... more

Ménagerie

Ménagerie

Blacks working in plantation factory, French West Indies. Illus. in: Du Tertre, Histoire generale des Antilles habitees par les François, Paris, 1667-1671, right side of plate, between pp. 420-421. This record ... more

[West Indies: manufacture of manioc or cassava]

[West Indies: manufacture of manioc or cassava]

Illus. in: Du Tertre, Histoire generale des Antilles habitees par les François, Paris, 1667-1671, between pp. 420-421. Reference copy may be in SSF (Gr) - INDUSTRY SUGAR MISC. 1667. This record contains unverif... more

[West Indies: manufacture of indigo]

[West Indies: manufacture of indigo]

Illus. in: Du Tertre, Histoire generale des Antilles habitees par les François, Paris, 1667-1671, between pp. 106-107. Reference copy may be in SSF (Gr) - INDUSTRY DYES AND DYEING MISC. 1667. This record contai... more

A chart of the Caribe Ilands [sic] /

A chart of the Caribe Ilands [sic] /

Oriented with north to the right. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault

Isole Antili, la Cuba e la Spagnuola

Isole Antili, la Cuba e la Spagnuola

Gift of the estate of Jessica Lee. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Acquisitions control no. 95-11 Vault

A plan of the harbour of Chebucto and town of Halifax

A plan of the harbour of Chebucto and town of Halifax

Depths shown by soundings. Includes ensign of Nova Scotia, 6 coat of arms, and drawings of three native insects and a porcupine. Oriented with north to the right. Appears in the Gentleman's Magazine, May 1750, ... more

An accurate map of the West Indies containing the Bahama & Caribbe Islands, the Great & Little Antilles with the Leward and Windward Islands & part of the American continent /

An accurate map of the West Indies containing the Bahama & Caribbe Isl...

Relief shown pictorially. From The General magazine of arts and sciences. 1758. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1722 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

An accurate map of the West Indies containing the Bahama & Caribbe Islands, the Great & Little Antilles with the Leward and Windward Islands & part of the American continent /

An accurate map of the West Indies containing the Bahama & Caribbe Isl...

Relief shown pictorially. From The General magazine of arts and sciences. 1763. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1722 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

Dominica, from an actual survey compleated in the year 1773

Dominica, from an actual survey compleated in the year 1773

Scale ca. 1:85,000. Hand colored. LC copy sectioned and mounted on cloth backing. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Appears in the author's The West-India atlas. 1775. LC Maps of North Americ... more

To the right honble. Lord Rodney admiral of the White, vice admiral of Great Britain, Commander in Chief of his majesties fleet in the West Indies, this view of the glorious & signal victory obtain'd over the French fleet ... is most respectfuly offered by his lordships most obedt. & very humble servant Thomas Walker Lieut. 2d Battn. 60th light Infantry / Thos. Walker delin. ; Jno. Wells sculp.

To the right honble. Lord Rodney admiral of the White, vice admiral of...

Print shows the British fleet under Lord Rodney breaking the line of the French fleet under Count de Grasse; the French fleet "thrown into confusion" and attempting "to form a new line" with the British fleet b... more

Bowles's new map of North America and the West Indies, exhibiting the British Empire therein with the limits and boundaries of the United States as also the dominions possessed in that quarter, by the Spaniards, the French & other European states, the whole compiled from the best surveys and authentic memoirs which have appeared to the present year, 1783.

Bowles's new map of North America and the West Indies, exhibiting the ...

Scale ca. 1:5,500,000. Hand colored. Prime meridian: Ferro. "Publish'd as the Act directs 2. Jan. 1783." Includes historic notes. Insets: A particular map of Baffin and Hudson Bays [ca. 1:18,000,000]--A map of ... more

Bowles's new map of North America and the West Indies ...

Bowles's new map of North America and the West Indies ...

Print shows an allegorical scene with a Native couple representing America depicted among the various enterprises of the time, such as fishing, weaving, and lumber production.

St. Lucia in the West Indies taken possession of by Admiral Barrington, Monsieur de Micoud and the inhabitants having capitulated the 30th of December, 1778, being the day after Count d'Estaign left the island much disconcerted Hamilton delin. ; Thornton sculp

St. Lucia in the West Indies taken possession of by Admiral Barrington...

Print shows six ships in line flying the French flag, however, appears to be disembarking British troops who are about to take possession of the island after the French have withdrawn. At the bottom, shows an o... more

Lord Robert Manners mortally wounded, on board the Resolution, in the memorable engagement between Admiral Rodney & Count de Grasse, in the West Indies, the 12th of April 1782 / Metz delin. ; Grignion sculp.

Lord Robert Manners mortally wounded, on board the Resolution, in the ...

Print shows a group of sailors attending to Lord Robert Manners during battle between the British fleet and the French fleet in the West Indies. Title from item. Engraved for Raymond's history of England. Illus... more

Count de Grasse, the French admiral, resigning his sword to Admiral Rodney, after being defeated by that gallant commander in the West Indies, on April 12th 1782 / Metz delin. ; Fiegl sculp.

Count de Grasse, the French admiral, resigning his sword to Admiral Ro...

Title from item. Engraved for Raymond's history of England. Illus. in: A new, universal and impartial history of England ... to the spring of the year 1784 ... / by George Frederick Raymond, Esq.... London : Pr... more

A plan of Mobile Bar,

A plan of Mobile Bar,

Scale ca. 1:95,000. "The soundings are in feet." Shows "Isle Dauphine," "Mobile Point," "Pelican Id.," and other islands. Plate no. "33." From Thomas Jefferys' The West-India atlas. 1794. LC Maps of North Ameri... more

insects from "The Traveller's Guide to Madeira and the West Indies. Being a hieroglyphic representation of appearances and incidents during a voyage out and homewards. ... With a treatise explanatory of the various figures, etc"

insects from "The Traveller's Guide to Madeira and the West Indies. Be...

This image has been taken from scan 000122 from "The Traveller's Guide to Madeira and the West Indies. Being a hieroglyphic representation of appearances and incidents during a voyage out and homewards. ... Wit... more

Fashion from "Stanford's Compendium of Geography and Travel ... based on Hellwald's “Die Erde und ihre Völker.” Translated (and with ethnological appendix) by A. H. Keane. (Africa. Edited and extended by Keith Johnston. Central America, the West Indies, and South America. Edited and extended by H. W. Bates. Australasia. Edited and extended by A. R. Wallace, etc"

Fashion from "Stanford's Compendium of Geography and Travel ... based ...

This image has been taken from scan 000259 from volume 01 of "Stanford's Compendium of Geography and Travel ... based on Hellwald's “Die Erde und ihre Völker.” Translated (and with ethnological appendix) by A.... more

Litter from "Stanford's Compendium of Geography and Travel ... based on Hellwald's “Die Erde und ihre Völker.” Translated (and with ethnological appendix) by A. H. Keane. (Africa. Edited and extended by Keith Johnston. Central America, the West Indies, and South America. Edited and extended by H. W. Bates. Australasia. Edited and extended by A. R. Wallace, etc"

Litter from "Stanford's Compendium of Geography and Travel ... based o...

This image has been taken from scan 000394 from volume 03 of "Stanford's Compendium of Geography and Travel ... based on Hellwald's “Die Erde und ihre Völker.” Translated (and with ethnological appendix) by A.... more

West Indies, from the Types of All Nations series (N24) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

West Indies, from the Types of All Nations series (N24) for Allen & Gi...

Trade cards from the "Types of All Nations" series (N24), issued in 1889 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Map of Cuba with general map of the West Indies.

Map of Cuba with general map of the West Indies.

Relief shown by hachures. "Copyright ... by the M.- N. Co. ..." Ancillary map: General map of the West Indies. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

Goff's historical map of the Spanish-American War in the West Indies, 1898.

Goff's historical map of the Spanish-American War in the West Indies, ...

Insets: San Juan, island of Puerto Rico.--Havana, city and harbor.--Santiago campaign June-July 1898. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.

Expeditio Francisci Draki eqvitis Angli in Indias Occidentales a. M.D.LXXXV. : Quâ vrbes, Fanum D. Iacobi, D. Dominici, D. Augustini & Carthagena, captae fuêre. Additis passim regionum locorúmque omnium tabulis geographicis quàm accuratissimis

Expeditio Francisci Draki eqvitis Angli in Indias Occidentales a. M.D....

Translation of A summarie and true discourse of Sir Frances Drakes West Indian voyage. "First Latin edition ... The text is somewhat abridged from the original English version, which was published ... in the fo... more

A representation of the sugar-cane and the art of making sugar

A representation of the sugar-cane and the art of making sugar

Print shows sugarcane processing, probably in the West Indies, with a white overseer directing Natives at a press(?) and boiling operation. Title from item. Illus. from: The universal magazine of knowledge and ... more

A map of the Caribbee Islands : shewing which belong to England, France, Spain, Dutch & Danes collected from the best authorities /

A map of the Caribbee Islands : shewing which belong to England, Franc...

In upper margin: Engraved for the Gents. Mag. Aug. 1756. From Gentleman's magazine, and historical chronicle, August 1756, v. 26. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1962 Available also through the Library of ... more

A plan of the city & fortifications of Louisburg

A plan of the city & fortifications of Louisburg

Appears in the London Magazine, August 1758, volume 27, opposite page 384. Includes index and indexed profile. LC copy mounted on cloth backed paper. LC Maps and charts of North America and the West Indies, 175... more

Martinico, one of the Caribbee Islands, in the West Indies; subject to the French

Martinico, one of the Caribbee Islands, in the West Indies; subject to...

Scale ca. 1:260,000. Relief shown by hachures. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 2050 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

Le mole St. Nicolas dans l'isle de St. Domingue, vu du mouillage / N. Ozanne del. ; Jeanne Fa. Ozanne sculp.

Le mole St. Nicolas dans l'isle de St. Domingue, vu du mouillage / N. ...

Print shows view from ship of a long mole on the island of Dominica in the West Indies, with ships, and in the foreground, a boat hauling a large anchor. Title from item. Caption continues: Tiré d'un recueil de... more

Sr. George Bridges Rodney - [...] admiral of the Blue & [... Maje]sty's ships sent to protect our trad[...] West Indies

Sr. George Bridges Rodney - [...] admiral of the Blue & [... Maje]sty'...

Print shows Sir George Brydges Rodney, half-length portrait, standing, facing left, wearing ornate uniform. Title from item. After 1761 painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Published in: The American Revolution in ... more

Christophe Colomb parmi les Indiens / lith. de Turgis.

Christophe Colomb parmi les Indiens / lith. de Turgis.

Christopher Columbus among Indians. Title also in Spanish.

Raccolta del cotone

Raccolta del cotone

Image of cotton plantation in West Indies; African Americans performing labor. This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Terreni.

A perspective view of Roseau in the island of Dominica in the West Indies

A perspective view of Roseau in the island of Dominica in the West Ind...

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Perspective View.

Expeditio Francisci Draki eqvitis Angli in Indias Occidentales a. M.D.LXXXV. : Quâ vrbes, Fanum D. Iacobi, D. Dominici, D. Augustini & Carthagena, captae fuêre. Additis passim regionum locorúmque omnium tabulis geographicis quàm accuratissimis

Expeditio Francisci Draki eqvitis Angli in Indias Occidentales a. M.D....

Translation of A summarie and true discourse of Sir Frances Drakes West Indian voyage. "First Latin edition ... The text is somewhat abridged from the original English version, which was published ... in the fo... more

Expeditio Francisci Draki eqvitis Angli in Indias Occidentales a. M.D.LXXXV. : Quâ vrbes, Fanum D. Iacobi, D. Dominici, D. Augustini & Carthagena, captae fuêre. Additis passim regionum locorúmque omnium tabulis geographicis quàm accuratissimis

Expeditio Francisci Draki eqvitis Angli in Indias Occidentales a. M.D....

Translation of A summarie and true discourse of Sir Frances Drakes West Indian voyage. "First Latin edition ... The text is somewhat abridged from the original English version, which was published ... in the fo... more

Expeditio Francisci Draki eqvitis Angli in Indias Occidentales a. M.D.LXXXV. : Quâ vrbes, Fanum D. Iacobi, D. Dominici, D. Augustini & Carthagena, captae fuêre. Additis passim regionum locorúmque omnium tabulis geographicis quàm accuratissimis

Expeditio Francisci Draki eqvitis Angli in Indias Occidentales a. M.D....

Translation of A summarie and true discourse of Sir Frances Drakes West Indian voyage. "First Latin edition ... The text is somewhat abridged from the original English version, which was published ... in the fo... more

Piratas de la America : y luz à la defensa de las costas de Indias Occidentales

Piratas de la America : y luz à la defensa de las costas de Indias Occ...

In three parts. Title in red and black; on verso of t.-p., the arms of Pardiñas Villar de Francos; engr. vignette (p. 20). "Descripción de las islas del mar Athlantico y de America. Por el capitan D. Miguel d... more

Piratas de la America : y luz à la defensa de las costas de Indias Occidentales

Piratas de la America : y luz à la defensa de las costas de Indias Occ...

In three parts. Title in red and black; on verso of t.-p., the arms of Pardiñas Villar de Francos; engr. vignette (p. 20). "Descripción de las islas del mar Athlantico y de America. Por el capitan D. Miguel d... more

Piratas de la America : y luz à la defensa de las costas de Indias Occidentales

Piratas de la America : y luz à la defensa de las costas de Indias Occ...

In three parts. Title in red and black; on verso of t.-p., the arms of Pardiñas Villar de Francos; engr. vignette (p. 20). "Descripción de las islas del mar Athlantico y de America. Por el capitan D. Miguel d... more

Piratas de la America : y luz à la defensa de las costas de Indias Occidentales

Piratas de la America : y luz à la defensa de las costas de Indias Occ...

In three parts. Title in red and black; on verso of t.-p., the arms of Pardiñas Villar de Francos; engr. vignette (p. 20). "Descripción de las islas del mar Athlantico y de America. Por el capitan D. Miguel d... more

Piratas de la America : y luz à la defensa de las costas de Indias Occidentales

Piratas de la America : y luz à la defensa de las costas de Indias Occ...

In three parts. Title in red and black; on verso of t.-p., the arms of Pardiñas Villar de Francos; engr. vignette (p. 20). "Descripción de las islas del mar Athlantico y de America. Por el capitan D. Miguel d... more

The interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African

The interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus ...

Plates engraved by Cornelius Tiebout. Signatures: [A]⁴ B-R⁶ S² ²B-R⁶. Vol. 1: [8], 194 p., [1] leaf of plates; v. 2: [2], 192 p., [1] folded leaf of plates. Evans 23353 List of subscribers: v. 1, p. [5-8], 1st ... more

Piratas de la America : y luz à la defensa de las costas de Indias Occidentales

Piratas de la America : y luz à la defensa de las costas de Indias Occ...

In three parts. Title in red and black; on verso of t.-p., the arms of Pardiñas Villar de Francos; engr. vignette (p. 20). "Descripción de las islas del mar Athlantico y de America. Por el capitan D. Miguel d... more

Piratas de la America : y luz à la defensa de las costas de Indias Occidentales

Piratas de la America : y luz à la defensa de las costas de Indias Occ...

In three parts. Title in red and black; on verso of t.-p., the arms of Pardiñas Villar de Francos; engr. vignette (p. 20). "Descripción de las islas del mar Athlantico y de America. Por el capitan D. Miguel d... more

Piratas de la America : y luz à la defensa de las costas de Indias Occidentales

Piratas de la America : y luz à la defensa de las costas de Indias Occ...

In three parts. Title in red and black; on verso of t.-p., the arms of Pardiñas Villar de Francos; engr. vignette (p. 20). "Descripción de las islas del mar Athlantico y de America. Por el capitan D. Miguel d... more

Piratas de la America : y luz à la defensa de las costas de Indias Occidentales

Piratas de la America : y luz à la defensa de las costas de Indias Occ...

In three parts. Title in red and black; on verso of t.-p., the arms of Pardiñas Villar de Francos; engr. vignette (p. 20). "Descripción de las islas del mar Athlantico y de America. Por el capitan D. Miguel d... more

Piratas de la America : y luz à la defensa de las costas de Indias Occidentales

Piratas de la America : y luz à la defensa de las costas de Indias Occ...

In three parts. Title in red and black; on verso of t.-p., the arms of Pardiñas Villar de Francos; engr. vignette (p. 20). "Descripción de las islas del mar Athlantico y de America. Por el capitan D. Miguel d... more

The Natural History of Barbados 1750 by Griffith Hughes

The Natural History of Barbados 1750 by Griffith Hughes

Book decoration patterns, fonts etc. collection from various sources selected by BibliOdyssey.

The West-India atlas or, a compendious description of the West Indies 1788

The West-India atlas or, a compendious description of the West Indies ...

Collection of early maps from various sources by BibliOdyssey.

Negro dance / R. Bridgens del et lith. ; Day & Haghe lithrs. to the King.

Negro dance / R. Bridgens del et lith. ; Day & Haghe lithrs. to the Ki...

Print shows African Trinidadians playing music and dancing. Title from item. Date based on years that Day & Haghe served as Lithographers to the King. Earlier version published in: Bridgens, Richard. West India... more

The First voyage

The First voyage

Christopher Columbus bidding farewell to the Queen of Spain on his departure for the New World, August 3, 1492. 40795Y U.S. Copyright Office.

The First voyage

The First voyage

Christopher Columbus bidding farewell to the Queen of Spain on his departure for the New World, August 3, 1492. 40795Y U.S. Copyright Office.

The First voyage

The First voyage

Christopher Columbus bidding farewell to the Queen of Spain on his departure for the New World, August 3, 1492. 40795Y U.S. Copyright Office.

Depart de Christophe Colomb / lith. de Turgis ; Casse freres a St. Gaudens.

Depart de Christophe Colomb / lith. de Turgis ; Casse freres a St. Gau...

Christopher Columbus and his crew leaving the port of Palos, Spain, for the New World; crowd of well wishers looks on. Title also in Spanish. No. 2.

Depart de Christophe Colomb / lith. de Turgis ; Casse freres a St. Gaudens.

Depart de Christophe Colomb / lith. de Turgis ; Casse freres a St. Gau...

Christopher Columbus and his crew leaving the port of Palos, Spain, for the New World; crowd of well wishers looks on. Title also in Spanish. No. 2.

An east prospect of the city of Philadelphia; taken by George Heap from the Jersey shore, under the direction of Nicholas Scull surveyor general of the Province of Pennsylvania / engrav'd by T. Jefferys.

An east prospect of the city of Philadelphia; taken by George Heap fro...

Print shows a view of Philadelphia from across the Delaware River with many ships in the foreground; includes vignettes of the "Battery" and the "State house," as well as a street plan between the Schuylkill an... more

An east prospect of the city of Philadelphia; taken by George Heap from the Jersey shore, under the direction of Nicholas Scull surveyor general of the Province of Pennsylvania / engrav'd by T. Jefferys.

An east prospect of the city of Philadelphia; taken by George Heap fro...

Print shows a view of Philadelphia from across the Delaware River with many ships in the foreground; includes vignettes of the "Battery" and the "State house," as well as a street plan between the Schuylkill an... more

[Map and views illustrating Sir Francis Drake's West Indian voyage, 1585-6].

[Map and views illustrating Sir Francis Drake's West Indian voyage, 15...

The first engraving is a map of Drake's voyage [showing Europe, western Africa, northern South America, and eastern North America]; the four other engravings consist of bird's-eye battle plan views of the citie... more

[Map and views illustrating Sir Francis Drake's West Indian voyage, 1585-6].

[Map and views illustrating Sir Francis Drake's West Indian voyage, 15...

The first engraving is a map of Drake's voyage [showing Europe, western Africa, northern South America, and eastern North America]; the four other engravings consist of bird's-eye battle plan views of the citie... more

[Map and views illustrating Sir Francis Drake's West Indian voyage, 1585-6].

[Map and views illustrating Sir Francis Drake's West Indian voyage, 15...

The first engraving is a map of Drake's voyage [showing Europe, western Africa, northern South America, and eastern North America]; the four other engravings consist of bird's-eye battle plan views of the citie... more

[Map and views illustrating Sir Francis Drake's West Indian voyage, 1585-6].

[Map and views illustrating Sir Francis Drake's West Indian voyage, 15...

The first engraving is a map of Drake's voyage [showing Europe, western Africa, northern South America, and eastern North America]; the four other engravings consist of bird's-eye battle plan views of the citie... more