Auction 139, Lot 12

"The Atchievement of Our Soveraigne King Charles the IId…", Speed, John

Subject: Frontispiece

Period: 1676 (circa)

Publication: The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain

Color: Hand Color

9.3 x 15 inches
23.6 x 38.1 cm

Engraved by Robert White, this is the frontispiece to Speed's final edition of The Theatre of the Empire.... The royal coat of arms of Charles II fills the center of this elaborate sheet. The thirty-eight smaller heraldic shields forming the border denote all the associated kings of the ancient realm.

References: cf. Shirley (TP) #33.

Condition: A

A few short tears confined to blank margins have been closed on verso with archival materials.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $500

Closed on 2/15/2012