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Maps and globes

Portraits that include local, regional and world maps and several globe types.
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Sir Francis Drake
by Unknown artist
circa 1581
NPG 4032

Thomas Cavendish
by Jodocus Hondius
circa 1590-1592
NPG 6677

Queen Elizabeth I ('The Ditchley portrait')
by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger
circa 1592
NPG 2561

John Smith
by Simon de Passe
1616
NPG 4594

Sir John Chardin
by Unknown artist
1711?
NPG 5161

Edmond Halley
attributed to Isaac Whood
circa 1720
NPG 6377

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