Engraving. Platemark: 295 x 170mm (11½ x 6¾"). Very large margins.
A half length portrait of Francisco Pizarro (c.1471 - 1541), in armour, looking to the right, with a battle scene in the distance. Within a decorative oval. Pizarro was a Spanish explorer and conquistador who conquered the Incan Empire. Plate 73 from the scarce series of historical portraits, 'Principum et illustrium quorundam virorum. Qui in Europa alibique terrarum, qua fama, qua eruditione celebres fuerunt, verae imagines', published Pieter van der Aa (1659 - 1733) c.1710.
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