Fine engraving. Platemark: 295 x 170mm (11½ x 6¾"). Very large margins.
Portait of Christopher Columbus (1451- 1506), with a sextant in hand and sea charts before him. Within a decorative oval made up of sea monsters on either side, while one of his ships sails in the background Plate 23 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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