The Effigies of the highe borne Prince Maurice sone of the Count Palatine of ye Rhyneborne in Custrine in Mort: of Brandenborch.
Published by W. Scott King Stt. Dec 1-1810.
Stipple and etching, sheet 255 x 180mm. 10 x 7". Trimmed to plate.
Copy of a 17th century engraving. Sir Maurice of the Palatinate KG (1620 – 1652), Count Palatine of the Rhine, was the fourth son of Frederick V, Elector Palatine and Princess Elizabeth, only daughter of James I, King of England and Scotland and Anne of Denmark. He accompanied his elder brother, Prince Rupert of the Rhine, to serve under their uncle Charles I in the English Civil War in 1642. He served under Rupert with the cavalry at the Battle of Powick Bridge, where he was wounded, and the Battle of Edgehill. He also fought at the decisive Battle of Naseby in 1645. Banished with Rupert in October 1646, he served with the French army in Flanders, but rejoined Rupert in 1648 as vice-admiral of his fleet. He was created a Knight of the Garter in exile in 1649. In 1652, while sailing for the West Indies, he was caught in a hurricane and went down with his flagship, HMS Defiance.
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