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Creator:
Ubaldini, Petruccio, 1524?-1600?
Title(s):

A discourse concerninge the Spanishe fleete inuadinge Englande in the yeare 1588 : and ouerthrowne by Her Ma[ies]ties nauie vnder the conduction of the Right-honorable the Lorde Charles Howarde highe Admirall of Englande: / written in Italian by Petruccio Vbaldino citizen of Florence, and translated for A Ryther: vnto the w[hi]ch discourse are annexed certaine tables expressinge the seuerall exploites, and conflictes had with the said fleete. These bookes with the tables belonginge to them are to be solde at the shoppe of A. Ryther beinge a little from Leaden hall next to the signe of the Tower.

Additional Title(s):

Discovrse concerninge the Spanishe fleete inuadinge Englande in the yeare 1588

Discourse concerninge the Spanishe fleete invadinge Englande in the yeare 1588

Inuasion of England by the Spanish fleete

Published/Created:
Imprinted at London, : By A. Hatfield, and are to be sold at the shop of A. Rither, being a little from Leaden hall next to the signe of the Tower., 1590.
Physical Description:
[8], 27, [1] p. ; 18 cm. (4to)
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DA360 .U33 1590
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
The title page and the leaf following it which bears full-page engraving incorporating arms of Elizabeth I with initials ER and mottos "Honi soit qui mal y pense" and "Semper eadem" are both engraved.
Imprint from colophon.
Running title reads: The inuasion of England by the Spanish fleete.
The tables, i.e. engravings, were issued separately as "Expeditionis Hispanorum in Angliam vera descriptio anno Do: MDLXXXVIII" (STC 24481a).
The Italian text of which this is an English translation was evidently unpublished.
Entered to J. Wolfe 13 October [1590].
Printed chiefly in black letter type.
Signatures: pi² A² B-D⁴ E².
STC (2nd ed.), 24481
ESTC, S102649
BAC: British Art Center copy imperfect: lacks first leaf. The text is considerably marked up, with amendments in ink (to spellings, etc.). Has bound with it the 10 maps originally issued in 1589 as Expeditionis Hispanorum in Angliam vera descriptio, but here they are in different version. The version appears closer to that in which the maps were issued as part of The tapestry hangings of the House of lords representing the several engagements between the English and Spanish fleets (1739), but there appear to be differences (in cartouches, etc.). The map borders are trimmed. Also has bound with it a manuscript of Philip Morant's An account of the Spanish invasion in the year MDLXXXVII, which was also published with The tapestry hangings (1739), pages 1-23.
Subject Terms:
Armada, 1588 -- Early works to 1800.
Great Britain -- History, Naval -- 16th century.
Contributors:
Hatfield, Arnold, -1612, printer.
Ryther, Augustine, bookseller.
Wolfe, John, -1601, bookseller.
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