Walter Raleigh. Geb. in Devonshire 1512 und Enthaptet zu London den 19: Oct. 1618.
Engraving and etching with large margins. Plate 140 x 82mm (5½ x 3¼").
Sir Walter Raleigh (c.1554-1618) the famed English aristocrat, writer, poet, soldier, courtier, spy, naval commander and explorer. He is remembered also for popularising tobacco in England. The portrait was published in 'Allgemeine Geographische Ephemeriden' (Universal Geographical Ephemerides (i.e. encyclopedia)) by Friedrich Bertuch et al.
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