Thalestris, Queen of the Amazons.From a curious and valuable Antique. To face p.396 in Vol.I.
London, published as the Act directs, Mar.10. 1797 by J. Wilkes.
Stipple with large margins. Plate 158 x 108mm. 6¼ x 4¼".
Thalestris is the mythical amazonian queen who is said to have visited Alexander the Great with 300 women, hoping to breed a race of children as strong and intelligent as him. 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'.
For a coloured impression, see ref. 10615.
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