The Portraictuer of Captayne Iohn Smith - Admirall of New England.There are the Lines that Shew thy Face but those That shew thy Grace and Glory, brighter bee Thy Faire-Discoueries and Fowle-Overthrowes Of Salvages, much Civilliz'd by thee Best Shew they Spirit and to it Glory Wyn: So, though art Brasse without-but Golde within.
Published by W. Richardson Castle Street Leicester Fields. [n.d., c.1790.]
Engraving, red-ruled. 180 x 130mm (7 x 5"). Trimmed at sides.
Captain John Smith (1580-1631), soldier and adventurer largely responsible for the establishment of the English settlement at Jamestown. According to legend his life was saved by the Indian Pocahontas. A copy of the portrait on Smith's 1616 map of New England.
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