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This is an original 1898 black and white halftone print of Queen Elizabeth knighting Francis Drake, the vice admiral of the English fleet, who, while a hero navigator and sailor to the English, was considered a pirate by the the Spanish Armada. Drake stole so much treasure, King Philip II offered a reward worth nearly $6.5 million in modern currency for his life.
This 115+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.
Period Paper is thrilled to release this collection of halftone prints of some of the most important British people, places, and events from the time of Queen Elizabeth I, the "Virgin Queen" to Queen Victoria. Included are prominent politicians, explorers, and soldiers who helped create one of the most powerful empires the world has ever seen.