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Map depicting the destruction of the Spanish colony of St

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Map depicting the destruction of the Spanish colony of St

CHT231120 Map depicting the destruction of the Spanish colony of St. Augustine in Florida on 7th July 1586 by the English fleet commanded by Sir Francis Drake (1540-96) 1589 (hand coloured engraving) by Boazio, Baptista (fl.1588-1606); Private Collection; eArchives Charmet; Italian, out of copyright

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This print showcases a historic moment in the colonial history of America. The image depicts the destruction of the Spanish colony of St. Augustine in Florida on 7th July 1586, carried out by the English fleet commanded by the renowned Sir Francis Drake. The hand-coloured engraving, created by Baptista Boazio between 1588 and 1606, captures the intensity and drama of this pivotal event. It vividly portrays the fierce rivalry between Spain and England during this era of naval dominance. As we delve into this visual masterpiece, we are transported back to a time when two great powers clashed over territorial control. The English navy's triumph over their Spanish rivals is evident as they unleash their forces upon St. Augustine with precision and might. The intricate details within this engraving allow us to witness not only the destructive power of war but also glimpse into military strategies employed during that period. We see troops marching ashore, armed forces engaging in combat, and an overwhelming display of naval strength. This remarkable piece serves as a reminder of how historical events have shaped our world today. It highlights both the bravery and ruthlessness displayed by nations vying for supremacy in uncharted territories. Through its artistic brilliance, this photograph print invites us to reflect on our shared past while appreciating the significance it holds within our collective memory.

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