Sold by Philip Overton at ye Golden Buck neat SDt Dunstans Church Fleet Street.
Mezzotint, fine with small margins. 355 x 250mm (14 x 9¾"). Mounted on album paper.
Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753) studied medicine in France, followed by a short stint in Jamaica as physician to the Governor. He then returned to England with a major collection of plant and animal specimens and became physician to Queen Anne in 1712. In 1713 he purchased the Manor of Chelsea and its estate and leased it to the Society of Apothecaries. In 1716 he was appointed physician-general to the army in 1716 and was made a baronet. In 1727 he became President of the Royal Society, a post he held for fourteen years. His collection and library formed the nucleus of the British Museum.
Wellcome: 2750-1; CS 328.
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