Capt.n Jonathan Carver.From the Original Picture in the possession of J.C.Lettsom M.D.
Mezzotint. Sheet 125 x 100mm. Trimmed within plate, some creasing.
American explorer (1710-80), whose expedition to find a North West Passage explored much of Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin. His 'Travels Through the Interior Parts of North America in the Years 1766, 1767, and 1768', first published in 1778, is the first to mention a large mountain range to the west and to use the name 'Oregon'. This portrait is the frontispiece to the Third, posthumous, edition of the 'Travels'. The owner of the painting, Dr John Coakley Lettsom, was a Quaker physician and philanthropist who founded the Medical Society of London in 1773.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 5724] £450.00