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Portrait of Sir Francis Drake, after a painting Featured Thomas de Leu Print

Portrait of Sir Francis Drake, after a painting

Franciscus Draeck nobilissimus eques Angliae an.o aet. sue. 43. Habes, lector candide, fortiss. ac inuictiss. Ducis Draeck ad viuum jmaginem qui toto terrarum orbe, duorum annorum, et mensium decem spatio, Zephiris fauentibus circumducto, Angliam sedes proprias, 4. Cal. Octobr, anno a partu Virginis 1580 reuisit cum antea portu soluisset Id. Decemb: anni. 1577. Le vray portraict du Cappitaine Draeck lequel a circuit toute la terre en trois annA©es moins deux mois et 17 iours. Il partit du royaulme d'Angleterre le 13. de Decembre 1577 et fist son retour audict royaulme le 26 iour de Sept: 1580. Ad amplissimum et illust: virum D.D. Edoardum Staffart apud Henricum 3. Christ: Franc: Regem legatum D. S. obseruantiss. Io: Rabel pinxit. Thomas de Leu sculpsit et excudit. A Paris.
The same Latin lettering describing Drake's circumnavigation appears on another engraving, attributed to Jodocus Hondius, which Rabel and de Leu may have copied (Strong, loc. cit.)

© Wellcome Collection / Jean Rabel