S.r Hen. Morgan.
Engraving. 145 x 80mm, 5¾ x 3¼". Trimmed into printed borders and inscription.
Portrait of the British Admiral and pirate Sir Henry Morgan (1635-1688), from Exquemelin's 'History of the Bucaniers of America'. He is regarded as one of the most notorious and successful privateers of all time. Alexandre Olivier Exquemelin, himself a former pirate who had sailed with Morgan, published his history of pirates operating in the Americas in Dutch in 1678. The first English edition was published in 1684, but it was translated from a Spanish edition that exaggerated the mis-deeds of the English pirates, including Morgan. Morgan sued the publishers and won.
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