Proof before letters printed in Amsterdam, engraving. 240 x 375mm. Foxing, mostly outside image.
George Anson, 1st Baron Anson [1697-1762] admiral and naval reformer. He sailed around the world 1740 - 44 attacking the Spanish in the Pacific, burning Payta in Peru, and capturing a treasure galleon full of silver. Worth half a million pounds, 32 wagons were needed to take the silver to the Tower of London. Rare proof before all letters. Included in the 'Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain' published in folio in London by Knapton between 1743 and 1752. After the painting by J. Wandelaar.
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