Engraving. 145 x 80mm, 5¾ x 3¼". Trimmed into printed borders.
Portrait of the French pirate, Jean David Nau, known as François L'Ollonais, from Exquemelin's 'History of the Bucaniers of America'. Based on Tortuga, he plundered Maracaibo and Gibraltar in 1666, and Puerto de Cavallo and San Pedro in May 1667. He was killed by an Nicaraguan native. Alexandre Olivier Exquemelin, himself a former pirate who had sailed with Henry Morgan, published his history of pirates operating in the Americas in Dutch in 1678. The first English edition was published in 1684, but translated from a Spanish edition that exaggerated the mis-deeds of the English pirates, including Morgan, who sued the publishers and won.
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