The tapestry hangings of the House of Lords : representing the several engagments between the English and Spanish fleets in the ever memorable year MDLXXXVIII ... : to which are added, from a book entitled, Expeditionis Hispanorum in Angliam vera descriptio, A.D. 1588 ... ten charts of the sea coasts of England, and a general one of England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Holland, &c. shewing the places of action between the two fleets ... : also an historical account of each day's action, collected from the most authentic manuscripts and writers / by John Pine, engraver.
- London : MDCCXXXIX. Sold by J. Pine, in Old Bond, street near Piccadilly, 
- Physical Description:
- , 23,  p.,  leaves of plates : ill., maps ; 50 cm.
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- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- The series of charts, showing the daily engagements between the English and Spanish fleets and the subsequent destruction of the Armada, were originally drawn in 1588 by Robert Adams (cf. Moreland). The tapestries were designed by Hendrick Cornelisz Vroom and made by Francis Spiering in about 1589 for Lord Howard of Effigham. Later sold to James I, they were hung in the House of Lords from 1616 until their destruction in the fire of 1834.
Engravings by John Pine; after Clement Lempriere and Hubert Francois Gravelot.
Two double maps "engraved and published by J. Pine, March 25, 1740," inserted.
Printed by William Bowyer. His records show two printings, of 400 and 250 copies respectively, as well as two printings of the list of subscribers.
Title page is engraved.
English short title catalogue, T145911
Moreland, C. Antique maps, 33
Selected exhibitions: "The Mapmaker's art: 300 years of British cartography" (Yale Center for British Art, January 17-March 12, 1989).
"An account of the Spanish invasion in the year MDLXXXVIII," by Philip Morant, pages 1-23.
List of subscribers: P.  Preliminary paging.
BAC: British Art Center has two copies. Copy 1 bound in 19th-century half calf and marbled boards. With the ink stamp of the Royal Institution of Great Britain on the title page. Mounted to a blank leaf at front are four autograph letters from John Pine to Philip Morant, 1739-1740, discussing the present work.
BAC: British Art Center copy 2 bound in contemporary gilt-tooled mottled calf. Armorial bookplate of Godfrey S. Copley.
BAC: British Art Center also has copy of plates, trimmed without engraved borders, bound with: A discovrvse concerninge the Spanishe fleete inuading Englande in the years 1588 / written in Italian by Petruccio Ubaldini. London, 1590.
- Subject Terms:
- Armada, 1588 -- Early works to 1800.Copley, Godfrey S. -- Bookplate.Engraving -- Specimens -- 1739.Morant, Philip -- ALS from John Pine, 1739-1740.Pine, John -- ALS to Philip Morant, 1739-1740.Royal Institution of Great Britain. Library -- Stamp.Tapestry -- England -- London -- Early works to 1800.Tapestry -- Flanders -- Early works to 1800.Tapestry -- Netherlands -- Early works to 1800.Thames River (England) -- Early works to 1800.Westminster Palace (London, England) -- Early works to 1800.
- Armorial Bookplates (Provenance)
- IIIF Manifest:
Spreading Canvas - Eighteenth - Century British Marine Painting (Yale Center for British Art, 2016-09-09 - 2016-12-04) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]
The Mapmaker's Art: 300 Years of British Cartography (Yale Center for British Art, January 17, 1989-March 12, 1989) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]