Hieroglyphic drawing sent to King Charles 1.st. and supposed to contain the following directions for his safety.Charles_your head is eagerly sought after_ make your escape_go through the ploughes field, avoid the sportsman who would hunt you as a dog pursues a hare_ haten to put the clothes of the peasant lying at the feet of the sleeping man under the trees. Proceed by the draw-well near the cottage, and down the steps. The man leaning on the wall will conduct you along it to the one leaning on his fork, who, with the haymaker, and the fisherman, will put you into the boat, and with the boatman row you to the ship.
An extremely rare & curious facsimilie of a coded instruction sent to Charles I during the Civil War to aid his escape. Beneath the image is the decoded explanation of the message. The profile in the image is based on Vandyck's portrait of Charles I.
[Ref: 39098] £260.00