West End Dealer Offers Rare Engraving of One of England’s Worst Naval Defeats at London Map Fair

Posted by Jean-Yves on May 19, 2017
 

Dealer Tim Bryars will display the two-part map which shows the raid on the Medway – a notorious military defeat for the English in June 1667 that brought about the end of the Second Anglo-Dutch War.

On the left side of the engraving is a map of London, the Thames Estuary, north Kent and south Essex coasts. The right side depicts the Dutch ships invading the Medway in Kent and bombarding the Isle of Sheppey as the bitterly fought conflict over control of the seas and trade routes reached its conclusion.

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