[Germany] Attila, King of the Huns.
London Published March 10, 1810 by J. Wilkes.
Stipple with large margins. Plate 172 x 114mm. 6¾ x 4½".
Head and shoulders directed to left, head in profile, with a small beard and moustache, wearing a crown with a ribbon at the nape, a cloak of spotted animal fur tied in a bow over armour; in an oval with a plaque below showing spiked shields, spears and scimitar. Attila the Hun (406-453) was leader of the Hunnic Empire, which stretched from the Ural River to the Rhine River and from the Danube River to the Baltic Sea. During his reign he was one of the most feared enemies of the Western and Eastern Roman Empires. One of a number of stipple heads of Kings and Queens of similar format printed on quarto sheets, by Chapman, published by J. Wilkes, 1795-1810. They probably appeared as illustrations to the 'Encyclopaedia Londinensis, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature ... Embellished by ... engravings. Compiled ... by John Wilkes'.
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