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Sir Francis Drake Images of Discovery

£50.00

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Sir Francis Drake Images of Discovery: A limited Edition of selected images from the Drake Manuscript

In 1983, The Pierpont Morgan Library received, as the bequest of Clara S. Peck, an extraordinary volume whose beautiful paintings and descriptions document the plant, animal, and human life of the Caribbean late in the sixteenth century. Spaniards had already begun to exert influence over the indigenous people of the area when explorers from England and France arrived, among them Sir Francis Drake. The book, known as "The Drake Manuscript", and titled Histoire Naturelle des Indes when it was bound in the eighteenth century, gives us a wonderful picture of daily life at the time of Drake's many visits to the region. Although Drake's connection to the manuscript is uncertain, he is mentioned on more than one occasion by the authors. Drake himself is known to have painted, but none of his work survives.


The Pierpont Library, New York allowed The Carvill Group to reproduce images from the Drake Manuscript in a limited run. Printed in January 1989 this copy is number 150 of a limited number of 400 copies.

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Limited edition number 150/400
Condition:
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Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
0
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Printed by the Hennegan Company

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Sir Francis Drake Images of Discovery: A limited Edition of selected images from the Drake Manuscript

In 1983, The Pierpont Morgan Library received, as the bequest of Clara S. Peck, an extraordinary volume whose beautiful paintings and descriptions document the plant, animal, and human life of the Caribbean late in the sixteenth century. Spaniards had already begun to exert influence over the indigenous people of the area when explorers from England and France arrived, among them Sir Francis Drake. The book, known as "The Drake Manuscript", and titled Histoire Naturelle des Indes when it was bound in the eighteenth century, gives us a wonderful picture of daily life at the time of Drake's many visits to the region. Although Drake's connection to the manuscript is uncertain, he is mentioned on more than one occasion by the authors. Drake himself is known to have painted, but none of his work survives.


The Pierpont Library, New York allowed The Carvill Group to reproduce images from the Drake Manuscript in a limited run. Printed in January 1989 this copy is number 150 of a limited number of 400 copies.

Added value:
Limited edition number 150/400
Condition:
As new
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Printed by the Hennegan Company

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