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1898 Print Queen Elizabeth England Sir Francis Drake Knighting Captain Admiral

1898 Print Queen Elizabeth England Sir Francis Drake Knighting Captain Admiral

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"Queen Elizabeth Knighting Drake On Board the "Golden Hind" At Deptford, April 4, 1581"

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.

CONDITION

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.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 5.5 x 4.75 inches; 14 x 12 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

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.

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