21st March 2012
Solomon Savery (printmaker) - 'Aet M. Viri Clarissimi Joannis Speed...' (Portrait of the Cartographer, John Speed, seated at a Desk holding a Compass to a Chart), monochrome engraving, circa 1632, published by George Humble, sheet size approx 41cm x 27.5cm. Note: this plate was first used as a frontispiece to 'Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World' but this probably comes from 'Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain'.
Hammer price: £160
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