Cavendish plunders & burns Paita.
Engraving, 110 x 165mm. 4¼ x 6½".
European soldiers carry goods from a burning town down to a ship in the harbour. Includes swords, shields, boxes or casks, and sacks; burning churches in the background. From 'An Historical account of all the voyages round the world, performed by English navigators...', which describes (among others) the voyage of Thomas Cavendish (1560 - 1592), the second Englishman to circumnavigate the globe. Cavendish's men sacked the town of Paita in northwestern Peru in May 1586.
British Library: 008615932.
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