Archive Results For: Francis Drake

Note: Dictionary Words

By E du Boulay

Du Boulay provides a number of nautical words taken from a “Collection of Voyages and Travels”, which was published in 1745. The words had been used by Sir Francis Drake in his diary of his voyage to the Pacific in 1577 and from the records of the first Dutch vessels to sail to the East […] Read More

Filed under: Tudors | Francis Drake | Indian Ocean | Pacific
Subjects include: Miscellaneous

An Atlas of Drake’s Last Voyage

By Jules Sottas

A manuscript atlas illustrating Drake’s last voyage (1595–6) is preserved in the Bibliothèque Nationale at Paris. It consists of 23 plates each containing one or more profiles of the coast seen from the sea drawn by someone aboard Drake’s flagship Defiance. All but six plates include a drawing of a galleon marking the position at […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Francis Drake | Other (Early Modern)
Subjects include: Art & Music | Science & Exploration

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