Edwardus Simson S.T.D. Aetatis Svae 73

Method Engraving
Published c.1652
Dimensions Image 180 x 110 mm, Sheet 321 x 204 mm
Notes Lettered with title around oval, and eight lines of verse below reading: 'Agnosco vultus quibus UNI innotuit aevo,/Oraq, Daedalea delineata manu:/ Pinge ALIOS; nam qui Cataclysmo condidit isthmum,/Et tot commisit tempora, jure BIFRONS./Magna O CAMDENO major PUPILLE! BRITANNAM/Hic terram, MUNDOS astruis ipse NOVOS./Respice Alexander, PLURES qui praebeat orbes,/A tergo SIMSON conspiciendus adest.' Signed 'T.J.'

Portrait of Edward Simpson (1578 - 1651) DD; rector of Pluckley, Kent; half length in an oval frame, aged 73, wearing skull-cap, collar and gown, hand on a large book; pillar and curtain in the background; frontispiece to his 'Chronicon historiam catholicam complectens' (Oxford, 1652).

O'Donoghue 1

Condition: Trimmed to plate mark and tipped to album page, small hole to centre of inscription space.
Framing unmounted
Price £30.00
Stock ID 24689