The true effigies of Captaine Samuel Sturmy.
Engraving, very scarce. On verso in ink Robert Deek 1706; Sheet size: 275 x 175mm (10¾ x 7"). Trimmed to image. False border. Glued to album sheet.
A portrait of English writer Samuel Sturmy (1633 - 1669), three-quarter length, standing to the right, with his right hand on a globe, wearing a gown with large puffed and slit sleeves, and a lace cravat. In a decorative oval frame of leaves on a pedestal. This portrait was the frontispiece to his publication 'The Mariner's Magazine' (1669). Lettered above with the title on a ribbon at the top of oval, continuing "Aetatis Suae 36 Anno Domini 1669", and with four lines on pedestal below; "What here you see is but a graven face, [/] Only the picture of that brittle case, [/] whose soules the magazine of all these arts [/] which here most freely he to all imparts". At bottom right the initials "AH".
[Ref: 33845] £320.00