[Netherlands] Ne Te Quaesiueris Extra. Illustris et Generosus Dominus D. Hieronymus van Beverningk. Teylinge Toparcha, in Consessu D.D. Ordinum Generalium Assessor Faederati Belgy Exthelaurarius; Resp. Goudanae ex Consul; Lycaet Batavi Curator:Varys Pro Patriae Salute et Pace Negociationibus Conspicuus Ad Bataviam. Adspicis augustos nitida sub imagine vultus?...Mitis pacifico crescit oliva tibi.
A Blooteling fecit et ex. cum Privilegio. [n.d. c.1780.]
Rare Mmzzotint. 425 x 310mm. 16¾ x 12¼". Trimmed; small tears to top and right centres. Laid on separate sheet. Added lower edge.
Hieronymus van Beverningh (1614-1690) was a prominent Dutch regent, diplomat and amateur botanist. He was sent as a plenipotentiary to the English Commonwealth to negotiate the Treaty of Westminster (1654) which was to end the First Anglo-Dutch War. He was similarly involved in negotiations leading to the Treaty of Breda, the Triple Alliance (1668) and the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle.
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