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Engraved plates from John Pine's 1739 The tapestry set commemorated the defeat of the Armada in 1588 and was displayed in the House of Lords from around 1611 until its destruction (with the Houses of Parliament) in the fire of 1834. The maps are based on Robert Adams' 1588 charts. Writing in 1963 Schrire stated "the original Adams plates are extremely rare, and even the Pine reissues have now become scarce." p. 8.

Pine, Plates I and II on one sheet. London, 1739. Overall 14 x 23. BW. A few scattered light stains, mainly in the Channel else VG. The design incorporates two maps, each measuring 8 x 10, showing the approach of the Armada, and then the relative positions of the fleets. With portrait of Queen Elizabeth, depictions of Neptune, Triton and other mythological figures. MCCS No. 4


Pine, Plates III and IV on one sheet. London, 1739. Overall 14 x 23. BW. VG. With two maps, each 8 x 10 showing developments of the battle and the English in pursuit. Portrait of Lord Howard, Admiral of the Fleet, and allegorical figures representing the defeated enemy, and a list of Spanish commanders.

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