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GOLDEN HIND

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The Golden Hind took its name from the golden figure appearing on the coat-of-arms of Lord CC Hattonís family, who financed Sir Francis Drakeís circumnavigation of the globe . On the 13th of December 1577 Sir Francis Drake, on board the galleon Golden Hind, set out on the most famous voyage of English naval history. After crossing, with difficulty, the Magellan Straits, he moored into the port of Valparaiso. Afterwards he followed the coasts of Chile and Peru plundering Spanish ships and ports as far up as California. He continued his voyage in the direction of the Moluccas and Java, doubled the Cape of Good Hope and returned to England after three years, completing his voyage around the world.

The print at the top of this page is available for sale: Details here.

The black & white print (circa 1595) comes from a very informative web site on Frances Drake and the Golden Hind: Details here.