1898 Print Sir Walter Raleigh British Explorer Tobacco Writer Queen Elizabeth I


"Sir Walter Raleigh"

This is an original 1898 black and white halftone print of Sir Walter Raleigh, an English writer, poet, soldier, politician, spy, and explorer, who is best known for popularizing tobacco use in England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. His name was also immortalized in the tobacco heavy state of North Carolina, which named their capital Raleigh in his honor.


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 4.5 x 7 inches; 11 x 18 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.