|Published||Engrav'd for Drake's Voyages [London, c. 1767]|
|Dimensions||Image 180 x 246, Plate 185 x 253, Sheet 212 x 276 mm|
Native Americans stare in awe at an eclipse, standing under palm trees and surrounded by tropical plants. One of Columbus' fleet can be seen on the right hand shore. From Edward Cavendish Drake's 'A new universal collection of authentic and entertaining voyages and travels, from the earliest accounts to the present time', first published in 1767.
Charles Grignion (1717 - 1810), son of the clock-maker Daniel Grignion, was an engraver of French origin but worked and died in England. According to Saur he was born 1717, (older authorities give birthdate as 1721). Grignion was very active in the middle decades of the century.
Condition: Time toned and some surface dirt but other wise in very good condition.