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St Augustine, 1588 (engraving)

St Augustine, 1588 (engraving)


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St Augustine, 1588 (engraving)

7340020 St Augustine, 1588 (engraving) by Boazio, Baptista (fl.1588-1606); National Maritime Museum, London, UK; (add.info.: Creator: Giovanni Baptista Boazio
The famous West Indian voyadge made by the Englishe fleete of 23 shippes and barkes wherin weare gotten the towns ofs Iago, Sto Domingo, Cartagena ands Augustines, the same beinge begon from Plimmouth in the moneth of September 1585 and ended at Portesmouth in Iulie 1586, the whole course of the saide viadge beinge plainlie described by the pricked line); © National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London

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© © National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London / Bridgeman Images

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This engraving from 1588 by Giovanni Baptista Boazio depicts the historic West Indian voyage made by the English fleet in 1585-86. The image showcases the towns of St. Iago, Sto Domingo, Cartagena, and St. Augustine being conquered by the English ships and barkes under a pricked line that traces their course. The intricate details in this print offer a glimpse into the naval battles and confrontations that took place during this significant expedition. The vibrant colors bring to life the intensity of these historical events, highlighting the bravery and determination of those involved. As you study this artwork, you can almost feel yourself transported back to the 16th century, witnessing firsthand the struggles and triumphs of these seafaring adventurers. The inclusion of marine mammals like whales adds an element of nature's presence amidst man-made conflicts. This engraving serves as a valuable piece of cartography and historical documentation, shedding light on a pivotal moment in England's maritime history. It is a testament to human exploration and conquest, capturing both the excitement and challenges faced by those who dared to sail into uncharted waters. Overall, this print is not just a visual masterpiece but also a window into an era filled with adventure, discovery, and ambition.

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