'Thamesis Descriptio. Anno 1588.' 18 duplicates of map of the River Thames between…

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'Thamesis Descriptio. Anno 1588.' 18 duplicates of map of the River Thames between Lambeth and Tilbury, showing high points, churches, settlements, fortifications, windmills, bridges, and sightlines from principal buildings. Scale: 1 inch to 1 mile. Compass indicator; oriented to the south. In upper left corner: 'Page 32'. Beneath the title: 'The Work, from which this Chart is taken, is entitled,"Expeditionis Hispanoram in Angliam vera descriptio. A.D. 1588, Roberto Adamo Authore."; and is said to have first suggested the designs, on the Tapestry in the House of Lords. The Chart was first engraved, from a Copy drawn by M r. Joseph Ames, in 1738, in the Original on Parchment. (Communicated by the Right Honourable Sir Joseph Banks. K.B.)'. Banks was invested with the Order of the Bath on 1 July 1795. Plate size: 64 cm x 23 cm.

c 1795

This piece consists of 17 items transferred from SP 9/37/2 and 1 item formerly held in the PRO library under the shelf mark M.C. 3.3, reunited with the others in 1997.

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The National Archives, Kew
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in The National Archives:   SP 9/37/2
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Public Record
62 cm x 15 cm
Publication note:
Maps and Plans in the Public Record Office: I. British Isles, c.1410-1860, (London, 1967), entry 305

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