Engraved title-page to Richard Brathwaite, 'A Survey of History, Or, A Nursery for Gentry' (London, Jasper Emery, 1638); architectural facade mounted by two obelisks; top centre, extending from a cloud, a hand holding a pen writes the title along the cornice; portrait of the author, HL in an oval, in the centre; along left and right, figures representing ancient historians; Herodotus, with tents and soldiers in the background; Livy, holding a fasces, and with a gallows in the background; Thucydides, observing a shipwreck; and Tacitus, holding a palm leaf before a city; bottom left, a panel depicting a landscape with horse, deer, goat, and camel; bottom right, a panel depicting a river with various sea creatures.  Engraving

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1896,1230.127

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Engraved title-page to Richard Brathwaite, 'A Survey of History, Or, A Nursery for Gentry' (London, Jasper Emery, 1638); architectural facade mounted by two obelisks; top centre, extending from a cloud, a hand holding a pen writes the title along the cornice; portrait of the author, HL in an oval, in the centre; along left and right, figures representing ancient historians; Herodotus, with tents and soldiers in the background; Livy, holding a fasces, and with a gallows in the background; Thucydides, observing a shipwreck; and Tacitus, holding a palm leaf before a city; bottom left, a panel depicting a landscape with horse, deer, goat, and camel; bottom right, a panel depicting a river with various sea creatures. Engraving

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