AUTHOR: DIGGES, Sir Dudly.
TITLE: The Compleat Ambassador: Or Two Treaties of the Intended Marriage of Qu: Elizabeth of Glorious Memory;...
PUBLISHER: London: by Tho: Newcomb, &c., 1655.
DESCRIPTION: 1 vol, (viii)441pp. (iii), small folio, with the engraved frontis by Faythorne of Burleigh, Elizabeth and Walsingham, frontis expertly laid down at some earlier date, title-page printed in red and black. Bound in full early calf over cords, neatly rebacked, gilt lettered red and black leather spine labels.
CONDITION: Hinges fine, text clean and bright throughout, overall a VERY GOOD sound copy.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Queen Elizabeth I is shown here between two of her closest advisers: Lord High Treasurer Lord Burghley on the left, and Secretary of State Sir Francis Walsingham on the right. Queen Elizabeth came to the throne in 1558 and ruled until 1603. Her reign saw a sharp increase in the exploration of foreign lands. It was Burghley who openly questioned the Spanish and Portuguese claims to South America, advising the Queen on securing a foothold in America as well.