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Other 17th-century conflicts

Printed and manuscript maps, prints and views of 22 seventeenth-century wars


Maps of Chatham, London, Isle of Sheppey and River Medway, 1667 (1667) (Chatham, Kent, UK) 51°22'44"N 00°31'40"E; (Greater London, England, UK) 51°30'30"N 00°07'32"W; (Isle of Sheppey, Kent, UK) 51°24ʹ00N 00°50ʹ00E; (River Medway,


Etching and engraving; maps and letterpress text printed on the same sheet of paper | Scale: 1:80,000 approx. | RCIN 723130

Maps of the Dutch raid on the Medway, commanded by Admiral Michiel Adriaenszoon de Ruyter (1607-76) in which the British fleet lying at Gillingham and Chatham was substantially destroyed. Map 1 oriented with north-north-east to top (compass rose); Map 2 oriented with west-north-west to top (compass rose). Second Anglo-Dutch War (1665-7).

The settlement of Quienborg (Queensborough 51°25ʹ03ʺN 00°44ʹ40ʺE) is wrongly positioned on both maps. It is shown in flames in Map 2 on the north coast of the Isle of Sheppey when in fact it lies on the south-west coast to the south of Sheerness.

  • Marcus Willemsz. Doornick (1633-1703) (publisher) [bottom right of text:] t’ Amsterdam, by Marcus Doornick, Boeckverkoper op den Vygendam. 1667

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in crowned shield, letter C and indistinct letter to the side below the shield

    Condition: one fold line; old patch of adhesive to each corner on verso. Slight offsetting of same print to verso


  • Scale: 1:80,000 approx. Scale bar [map 1:] Duytsche mÿlen 15 in een graadt [63 mm =] 5

    23.4 x 41.3 cm (platemark of maps 1 and 2)

    23.0 x 24.6 cm (neatline of map 1)

    23.0 x 16.2 cm (neatline of map 2)

    36.7 x 41.9 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    Afbeeldinge van de Reviere / van London [left, map 1]

    Printed title:

    Representation de la maniere / avec laquelle A’ de Ruyter la ruine / les navires anglois dans la / riviere de Chattam. // Afbeeldinge hoedanigh de / heer A’ de Ruyter de engel- / se Scheepen inde have van / Chattam vernielt heest [right, map 2]

    Printed title:

    Kort en bondigh Verhael/ van al het geen op de / Rivier van London, en in de Haven van Chattam, Scapeia &c. / Voorgevallen is, geschiet op den 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 Junij 1667. [letterpress text]


    George III heading: Chatham 19-23 June 1667.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Chatham A Representation of Admiral de Ruyter burning the English Ships at Chatham; with a Plan of the Mouth of the River Thames and a Description of the Dutch Expedition up the River the 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23.d of June 1667: by M. Doornick, 1667.

  • Subject(s)

    Chatham, Kent, UK (51°22'44"N 00°31'40"E)

    Greater London, England, UK (51°30'30"N  00°07'32"W)

    Isle of Sheppey, Kent, UK (51°24'00"N 00°50'00"E)

Page revisions

  • 25 May 2024

    Correction- Places latitude and longitude