William Lithgow, in the dress he walked through Turkey.
Etching with large margins. Platemark: 180 x 115mm. (7 x 4½"). Staining to sheet.
A portrait of the traveller William Lithgow (1582–1645); whole length, to the front, standing under a palm tree, left hand on hip, right hand holding staff; in oriental dress including cape and large hat. Copied from the portrait on the woodcut frontispiece to his 'Rare adventures and painful peregrinations' (1640). Lithgow, a traveller, writer and alleged spy, born at Lanark, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, claimed at the end of his various peregrinations to have walked over 36,000 miles on foot.
[Ref: 31663] £75.00