Joannes Evelyn Arm.r
Engraving, with large margins. Plate 247 x 184mm. 9¾ x 7¼". Staining, hole in margin to right.
Portrait of John Evelyn; half length, to the left, wearing dark cloak; in oval frame on pedestal. Frontispiece to Hunter's edition of Evelyn's 'Sylva'. John Evelyn (1620-1706) was an English writer, gardener and diarist. His memoirs are contemporaneous with those of Samuel Pepys, and are over-shadowed by Pepys's chronicles. The pair used to correspond frequently and much of this correspondence is preserved.
De Vesme: 808.
[Ref: 24386] £140.00