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Framed size: 18-1/2 x 16 inches)
Image size in frame is 9-1/2 x 6-3/ inches.
Image size (no type); 7-3/4 x 4-3/4 inches
Circa 1785, this copperplate engraving is enclosed within a border design . A crisp impression , good margins all round. Engraved by Michael "Angelo" Rooker. Beautifully framed. Fine condition.
Very attractive 18th century map with Quebec in the background and a large square-rigger in the foreground. After the painting by Francis Swaine. Michael "Angelo" Rooker was an English oil and watercolour painter of architecture and landscapes, illustrator and engraver. He studied engraving with his father Edward (?1724–74), who specialized in architectural subjects, and painting with Paul Sandby (who evidently dubbed him ‘Angelo’). From about 1788 he made regular sketching tours in the southern and midland counties and he was one of the most industrious watercolour topographers of his time. He was also the principal scene painter at the Haymarket Theatre.
Fine. Item #104