Queen Elizabeth at the Head of her Army at Tilbury-Fort, A.D. 1588.Acta Historica Reginarum Angliae. Plate X. Engraved from the Original Drawing, of the same dimensions in the Possession of Mr. V. Green. To Her Imperial Majesty Catherine the 2:d Empress and Autocratix of All the Russias. This plate is Most Humbly Dedicated by Her Imperial Majesty's Most Devoted and Obedient Servant Valentine Green.
Publish'd September 3rd 1792 by V. & R. Green No. 29 Newman Street, Oxford Street, London.
Fine mezzotint, very rare, platemark 490 x 625mm (19¼ x 24½"). Creasing; stain top right, uncut, large margins
Queen Elizabeth I delivering her speech to the troops at Tilbury in August 1588 in preparation of the expected invasion by the Spanish Armada. Plate ten of 'Acta Historicae Reginarum Angliae' by the celebrated mezzotinter Valentine Green (1739-183) from drawings by his former student Johann Gerhard Huck (c.1759-1811), with parallel text in French.
Whitman: 257 II of II; CS: 153.10. Ex Collection of Hon Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 23085] £450.00