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Thomas Candyssh Nobilis Anglus at Suæ XXVIII.
Sir Thomas Cavendish (1560-92), English seaman, the first to set out with the intention of circumnavigating the world (Magellan & Drake did not intend to do so), 1586-88. Having captured a Manila galleon he returned a rich man; a second voyage was not so successful, and Cavendish died at sea aged 32. This engraving was copied from the famous portrait by Jodocus Hondius: however the engraver has reversed the double-hemisphere map under the portrait.
Early double hemisphere world map engraved to record the circumnavigation of Thomas Cavendish.