Antonius Sherleyns Anglus Eques Auratus.Magni Sophi Persarum Legatus inuicitissimo Caesari Ceterisque Principibus Christianis: huiusce Amicitie et Auctor et ductor Ex Ore, Ad Os.
cum privil. S. Cae. M.tis. [n.d. c.1620.]
Engraving. Plate 196 x 132mm. 7¾ x 5¼". Trimmed.
Anthony Shirley (1565-1635) was an English traveller, whose imprisonment in 1603 by King James I was an important event because it caused the British House of Commons to assert one of its privileges, freedom of its members from arrest, in a document known as 'The Form of Apology and Satisfaction'. Published in 1613 Travels in Persia.
Ex Collection: Norman Blackburn. NPG: D26058.
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