Auction 97, Lot 505

"[Sir Francis Drake in California]", Ogilby, John

Subject: California

Period: 1671 (published)

Publication: America. Being the latest, and most Accurate Description of the New World …

Color: Hand Color

6.2 x 4.7 inches
15.7 x 11.9 cm

Interesting scene of Sir Francis Drake being crowned by the natives as King of New Albion near San Francisco. Engraved on a full sheet of English text (10 x 16") providing a fascinating tale of Drake's encounter with the natives and the marker he left behind as claim of the territory in the name of Queen Elizabeth. Accompanied by a photocopy of the title page.

References: Sabin #50089

Condition: A

Attractive later coloring.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $210

Closed on 12/5/2001