Rare early lithographic portait of the 16th Century explorer, Sir Francis Drake, celebrating his discovery of the Potato, which he brought from America to Europe in 1544.
Smaller copies of the 1817 lithographica edition are noted in the Hampton L. Carson collection, described as
4739. Franz Dracke, Grossbrittanischer Admiral, gebohren un Jahr 1541. bei Davistock in der Grasschafif Devonshire &c. Full bust with breastplate and tiuted collar, head to left. Lithograph. Height 7 7-16 inches; width 6 6-16 inches. Rare old Lithograph.
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Denkinal des Nothjahra 1817 Augsburg bei Neuss & Schwabl.
We cannot track any other examples of this portait.
Laid down on a larger early sheet of paper, with some minor soiling and a few minor tears.