PINE (JOHN) The Tapestry Hangings of the House of Lords: Representing the Several Engagements between the English and Spanish Fleets, in the Ever Memorable Year MDLXXXVIII, 2 vol. including Atlas, 1745
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PINE (JOHN) The Tapestry Hangings of the House of Lords: Representing the Several Engagements between the English and Spanish Fleets, in the Ever Memorable Year MDLXXXVIII, 2 vol. including Atlas, 1745
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PINE (JOHN)
The Tapestry Hangings of the House of Lords: Representing the Several Engagements between the English and Spanish Fleets, in the Ever Memorable Year MDLXXXVIII, 2 vol. including Atlas, second edition, text volume containing engraved title within decorative border, dedication to the King, 2-page list of subscribers and 24 pages of text by Philip Morant, Atlas volume containing 2 engraved maps of Cornwall & Devon and the Thames (each dated 1740, not described by the Berlin Katalog and often not present), 5 double-page plates each with 2 engraved maps (numbered I-X), one double-page map of the British Isles showing the track of the Armada, and 10 double-page plates of the sea battle printed in green/blue within decorative borders incorporating medallion portraits, after Lempriere and Gravelot, some foxing and creasing, light dampstaining and one or two tears in margins, chart of the Armada and map X with stain and hole affecting image, contemporary half sheep, worn, joints cracked [Berlin Kat. 1677], folio (plate volume 520 x 375mm.), J. Pine, To be had at the Golden Head against Burlington House Piccadilly, 1745

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  • Following the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588, Robert Adams was commissioned by Lord Howard of Effingham, commander of the British Fleet, to produce a series of charts and engravings representing the various phases of the battle. From these Hendrik Cornelius Vroom designed the series of tapestries which were later sold to James I and hung on the walls of the House of Lords from 1650 until they were destroyed in the Palace of Westminster fire of 1834. The present copy is the seemingly scarcer second edition of Pine's engravings of the tapestries, the first edition having appeared in 1739.
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