Portrait engravings of of Rex Carolus II (King Charles II of England) and his wife Regina Catharina (Queen Catherine of Braganza). Vignetted frame reads in Latin "Rex Carolus II Dei Gratia Angliæ Scotiæ Franciæ et Hiberniæ" (left) and "Regina Catharina Dei Gratia Angliæ Scotiæ Franciæ et Hiberniæ" (right) translates to "King Charles II/Queen Catherine of England, Scotland, France and Ireland."
The most popular of William Salmon's numerous books, the title page refers to 25 plates within whereas other copies are also missing plates 3 and 10, as is the case with this particular copy. Select digitized content includes front cover, frontismatter, engraved portrait frontispiece of Salmon (age 27 in 1675), engraved title page (both by W. Sherwin) as well as recto and versos of extant copperplate engravings. Plates 22 and 23 are misbound between plates 17 and 18.
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Plate VI: Artist study of legs, arms, hands and feet1685 (date of publication)
Plate II: Artist study of male heads and female head/torso1685 (date of publication)
Salmon, William. “Plate XIV: Portraits of Rex Carolus II (King Charles II of England) and His Wife Regina Catharina (Queen Catherine of Braganza).” In Polygraphice, or, the Arts of Drawing, Engraving, Etching, Limning, Painting, Washing, Varnishing, Gilding, Colouring, Dying, Beautifying and Perfuming. London, England: Printed for Thomas Passinger at the Three Bibles on London Bridge and Thomas Sawbridge at the Three Flower de Luces in Little-Brittain, 1685. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/vd66w090s.
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Plate XIV: Portraits of Rex Carolus II (King Charles II of England) and his wife Regina Catharina (Queen Catherine of Braganza)
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