Royalty King Queen England 1751 surrounded by Allegorical figures antique printBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(England- King & Queen- Allegorical figures).
Lovely mid-18th century copper engraved print. It would appear the meaning intended is the welcoming of enlightenment, liberty, virtue and higher good. Being cast off to the right is Popery or Catholicism religion, and other lesser ideals.
Issued 1751, London for a folio edition History of England.
Text on verso as issued, great example of how superb engraved images were used when publishing expensive large format books. An actual impression from the original engraved plate, a genuine 265 year old engraving.
Sheet measures c. 5 7/8" H x 8 3/4" W.
Printed area measures c. 4 1/2" H x 7 1/2" W.