Giovanni Battista Boazio

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Giovanni Battista Boazio (fl. 1588 – 1606) was an Italian draftsman and cartographer. He mapped Sir Francis Drake's voyage to the West Indies and America.

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Sir Francis Drake in Cartagena.

He spent a long period working in England, and made a map of Ireland that was then used in the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. He was sponsored by Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex to draw a map illustrating the Capture of Cadiz, which was engraved by Thomas Cockson.[1]


  • Carl Moreland and David Bannister (1986), Antique Maps, p. 71.


  1. ^ Paul E. J. Hammer, The Polarisation of Elizabethan Politics: the political career of Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, 1585-1597 (1999), p. 253 note 304; Google Books.

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