[Charter segment from the reign of George II.]
Engraving on vellum with rubrication. Sheet 230 x 215mm, 9 x 8½". Excised from a larger sheet. 1 hole.
Oval portrait of George II surrounded by florid engraving. He reigned 1727-60, and this portrait shows him as young-looking, with a long wig. Notes on the reverse call him George III, but long wigs had gone out of fashiom by his accession, and state 'Re-worked plate'.
[Ref: 27843] £220.00