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Manuscript/Mixed Material De praesenti statu Cornubiae et Devoniae quae duae Provinciae sunt Hispaniae proximiores

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Title

  • De praesenti statu Cornubiae et Devoniae quae duae Provinciae sunt Hispaniae proximiores

Summary

  • The work is a lengthy intelligence report given to King Philip II of Spain by one of the English Catholic exiles who had fled from England when Elizabeth I became Queen and had entered Spanish service as a soldier. An unpublished manuscript, dealing with matters in the "top secret" category. It is indeed remarkable that such a document is extant outside of an official state archive. From the Italian heading of the second part of the report (in a different hand), we may surmise that it was a copy prepared in Spain for the use of the Papal court, as it is most unlikely that any such report would have been supplied to any other Italian authority.

Names

  • Winslade, Tristran
  • Hans and Hanni Kraus Sir Francis Drake Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • approximately 1595.

Headings

  • -  Geography--Early works to 1800
  • -  Cornwall
  • -  Devon(shire)
  • -  Early maps
  • -  England

Notes

  • -  8 leaves. (Second title, in Italian:) Consideracioni al Re Cattolico per li Cattolici di Ingliterra. 3 leaves. Manuscript on paper. Together, 16 leaves, the last 5 blanks. With a manuscript folding map of England, in outline except for Cornwall and Devon, which display detail. Small quarto (230 x 180 mm.). In a cloth case.
  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress website.
  • -  Description based on Global Gateway metadata.
  • -  drakenew

Medium

  • 8 sheets

Repository

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021699434

Online Format

  • pdf
  • image

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IIIF Presentation Manifest

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Credit Line: Library of Congress, Rare Book and Special Collections Division.

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Chicago citation style:

Winslade, Tristran, and Hans And Hanni Kraus Sir Francis Drake Collection. De praesenti statu Cornubiae et Devoniae quae duae Provinciae sunt Hispaniae proximiores. Approximately, 1595. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021699434/.

APA citation style:

Winslade, T. & Hans And Hanni Kraus Sir Francis Drake Collection. (1595) De praesenti statu Cornubiae et Devoniae quae duae Provinciae sunt Hispaniae proximiores. Approximately. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021699434/.

MLA citation style:

Winslade, Tristran, and Hans And Hanni Kraus Sir Francis Drake Collection. De praesenti statu Cornubiae et Devoniae quae duae Provinciae sunt Hispaniae proximiores. Approximately, 1595. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021699434/>.