Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 2

Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(COLONIAL ERA.) David Edwin, engraver; after Edward Savage. The Landing of Christopher Columbus. Engraving, 31 3/4 x 22 1/2 inches, with large margins; moderate foxing, 4-inch closed tear and other minor wear in margin, laid down on modern foam board. Philadelphia: Edward Savage, 1 January 1800

Additional Details

The evocative full caption reads "On the morning of October 12th 1492, Columbus richly dress'd with a drawn sword in his hand first set his foot on the New World which he had discover'd" (paraphrasing from Elhanan Winchester's 1792 "Oration on the Discovery of America"). Savage's source is said to be "the original picture in the collection of the Grand Duke of Tuscany."