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Image number: RS.16181
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Madeira, La Palma and Ascension Islands

Date

1669-1670

Creator

William Whitethorne (fl. 1660-1670s, British), Traveller

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

p225r

Material

Dimensions

height (Page): 323mm
width (Page): 212mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > landscape

Description

Profiles (as viewed from the sea) of three Atlantic islands: Madeira (here styled ‘Maderas’), currently part of Portugal; La Palma (here styled ‘Palme’), one of the Canary Islands, currently part of Spain; and Ascension island (here styled ‘New Ascension’), now part of the British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha. The names and sizes of the islands are noted.

Drawing from the papers of Robert Boyle.

Transcription

Inscribed verso: ‘Journal of Voyage’.
Transcribed by the Making Visible project

Object history

Figures at the beginning of a journal of a voyage to and from India by William Whitethorne, headed: ‘An Abstract taken out of my Journall, when we sailed fro[m] Place to Place, & likewise when we crossed the Tropicks & Aequinoctiall, out & home, & when we made the Land & anchored, & likewise the time of the stay.’

Related Fellows

Robert Boyle (1627-1691, British), Natural philosopher

Associated place

<The World>
   > Europe
      > United Kingdom
<The World>
   > Europe
      > Spain