Vasquez de Gama Indian King Intro nice ca. 1780's fascinating old engraved printBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
Vasquez de Gama introduced to the Zamorin (or King) at Calicut in India
(India- King on His Lounge as de Gama Bows to Him)
Printed ca. 1780's, London
Engraved by Lodge
Fascinating original old, vintage, antique 18th century copper engraved print.
The almost folk-art 18th century style and manner of visual presentation is entirely unique to this time.
An appealing old printed image which could readily be collected on its own merits, displayed or given as a present.
In Average, typical, acceptable, near Good or better antiquarian condition; some moderate scattered old staining, offsetting or spotting- still, mostly clean overall, age dustiness or light typical surface wear, and some light to moderate scattered age spotting or foxing as you can see from the scan, overall the image remains attractive --
Please inspect enlargeable photo closely - Any noteworthy flaws to the printed surface area should be noticeable within zoomable picture provided.
[note: We grade very conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws. We are doing our best to show & describe this item so you are happy when it arrives].
Despite any small age flaws the sheet may display, the printed area remains fresh, clean and visually pleasing. The print is well preserved.
Overall a nice impression of a scarce original and interesting antique printed image that any collector, institution or person of good taste would be happy to own.
Sheet measures c. 9 1/2" W x 15 1/8" H.
Engraved area measures c. 6 3/8" W x 11 3/8" H.