Was heard in the thunder through th'affrighted shores [/] Of pale Iberia, of submissive Gaul, [/] And Tagus trembling to his utmost source, [/] O ever faithful, vigilant, and brave [/] Thou bold asserter of Britannia's Fame, [/] Unconquerable Blake! Mr. Glover's London. p. 21.
Sold by M.r. King in the Poultry, and the Print Sellers of London and Westminster, and Published according to Act of Parliament Jan.r. 24 1740.
Mezzotint with some etching decoration, very rare. Plate: 250 x 370mm, (9¾ x 14½").
Half-portrait in a roundel of Admiral Robert Blake (1598-1657) whose actions in battle served as the foundations of England's naval supremacy. Blake commanded and fought in the English Civil War, the first Anglo-Dutch War, against the Bey of Tunis and in the Anglo-Spanish War.
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