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View-Plan of Santiago, Cape Verde Islands, Showing Sir Francis Drake

View-Plan of Santiago, Cape Verde Islands, Showing Sir Francis Drake


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View-Plan of Santiago, Cape Verde Islands, Showing Sir Francis Drake

985736 View-Plan of Santiago, Cape Verde Islands, Showing Sir Francis Drakes Attack on the Spanish Fort on November 17, 1585, c.1588-9 (hand-coloured engraving) by Boazio, Baptista (fl.1588-1606); 41.7x56 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: View-Plan of Santiago, Cape Verde Islands, Showing Sir Francis Drakes Attack on the Spanish Fort on November 17, 1585. Illustration for A Summarie and true discourse of Sir Francis Drakes West Indian Voyage by Walter Bigges and Master Croftes. Baptista Boazio (fl.1588-1606). Hand-coloured engraving. 1588-9. 41.7 x 56cm.); Photo eChristies Images; Italian, out of copyright

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This print showcases a hand-colored engraving titled "View-Plan of Santiago, Cape Verde Islands, Showing Sir Francis Drake's Attack on the Spanish Fort on November 17,1585" by Italian artist Baptista Boazio. The artwork depicts a dramatic scene from history when Sir Francis Drake conquered the Spanish fort in Cape Verde. The elevated view provides an expansive perspective of the landscape, revealing a picturesque coastline with rolling hills and a meandering river. In the foreground, we see Drake's ship approaching the fortress as he leads his military expedition. The fortified castle stands defiantly against the attack while bystanders watch in awe. Boazio's meticulous hand coloring adds depth and vibrancy to this historic illustration. The attention to detail is evident in every element - from navigational equipment on board the ship to mythical sea creatures swimming beneath its hull. This artwork not only captures an important moment in European history but also highlights Boazio's skill as an illustrator. His ability to bring fictional authors' accounts to life through art is truly remarkable. As we admire this print, we are transported back in time to witness Drake's arrival at Santiago and his valiant efforts to conquer foreign lands. It serves as a reminder of both human triumphs and conflicts that have shaped our world throughout centuries past.

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