Engraved for the Encyclopaedia Londinensis. 1820.
Stipple with large margins. Plate 165 x 114mm. 6½ x 4½".
Pasquale Paoli (1725-1807), General and Head of the short-lived Corsican Republic. He led the Corsican struggle against Genoese rule and set up the Corsican Republic. He designed and wrote the Constitution of the state. 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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