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Auction 164, Lot 255

"A King of Florida Consulting His Magician Previous to His Going to Battle",

Subject: Florida, Natives

Period: 1791 (circa)

Publication: A New, Complete, and Universal Collection of Authentic and Entertaining Voyages & Travels

Color: Hand Color

9.8 x 6.5 inches
24.9 x 16.5 cm

This engraving depicts a Native American Chief kneeling before a contorted man on a shield surrounded by symbols. Native American soldiers stand in the background, many armed with breastplates, bows and arrows, and war clubs. This engraving appeared in William Henry Portlock's history of voyages, which was published by Alexander Hogg.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.PORT-1a.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with light toning and soiling.

Estimate: $160 - $190


Closed on 9/13/2017