Auction 107, Lot 556

"[Lot of 11 - Portraits]", Tallis, John

Subject: Exploration

Period: 1851 (circa)

Publication: The British Colonies…

Color: Black & White

6 x 9 inches
15.2 x 22.9 cm

Group of very decorative portraits of some the of most important people in the development of the vast British Empire. Each portrait is beautifully engraved and surrounded in an elaborate border. Includes Captain James Cook, Sir Francis Drake, Sir Walter Raleigh, William Pitt - Earl of Chatham, Horatio Viscount Nelson, Sir Joseph Banks, Prince Rupert, King Charles the Second, Queen Anne, Admiral Lord Hawke, and Francis Bacon.


Condition: B

Some scattered foxing. Plate of Capt. Cook is the worst, also with a damp stain.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $160

Closed on 6/9/2004