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Nine illustrations to William Robertson's 'History of the Reign of Emperor Charles V' (Cadell & Davies, London, 1799); with plaques for the titles; after Stothard; pasted to the same album sheet.
Frontispiece Vol. I; three American Indians sitting under a palm canopy, including one on the left who smokes a long pipe, served with food and drink by three women; by Saunders; before title.
Vol. I, Page 101; 'The first discovery of America by Columbus'; Columbus kneeling on a seashore, in the left foreground, with a flag-bearer behind him and a group of native Americans on the right; by Walker.
Vol. I, Page 121; 'Columbus presenting the Productions of the new World to Ferdinand & Isabella'; Columbus gesturing towards men presenting goods to the King and Queen who sit on a dais on the left; by Rivers.
Vol I, Page 225; 'Balboa discovers the South Sea'; Balboa kneeling on a hilltop, back to the viewer, arms outtretched and looking to left, gazing down at the sea, while companions clamber up behind in looking excited.
Vol. II, Page 158; 'Father Bartholomew di Olmedo dissuades Cortes from destroying the Idols of Tlascala'; the priest standing on the left, restraining Cortes from attacking an idol, while an Aztec kneels to protect it; by Drayton.
Vol. II, Page 164; 'Montezuma's first Interview with Cortes'; the Aztec ruler carried under a canopy by men wearing feathered headdresses, approaching Cortes, who is seen on horseback in the background to left; by Walker.
Vol. II, Page 208; 'The Death of Montezuma'; the captive Aztec emperor, forced by the Spaniards to entreat his countrymen to disperse, standing on the tower of a castle on the right, is attacked and killed by Aztecs throwing stones and firing arrows; by Rothwell; unfinished proof with scratched artists' names and no title.
The same, finished and lettered.
Vol. III, Page 174; 'Luque with the two Brothers Almacro and Pizarro ratify their Contract'; the three men with the cleric in the centre holding a book, standing around a small table on which is placed a chalice, all raising one hand and looking up to heaven, swearing an oath.
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Height: 110 millimetres (images with plaque, approx.)
Width: 70 millimetres (images, approx.)
- Curator's comments
- Included in the third volume of Balmanno's collection of Stothard's work in BM P&D. See 1849,0721.1 for more information.
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- Associated Event: Voyages of Christopher Columbus 1492-1506
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Associated Title: History of the Reign of Emperor Charles V
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