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Thomas Candyssh Nobilis Anglus

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Cologne (published)

  • Date:

    1598 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Passe, Crispijn de (the elder), born 1564 - died 1637 (engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Edgar Seligman

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PS, shelf 2, box A

Physical description

Print, portrait of a man, half length, facing slightly right, within an oval border and holding a map of the world in two hemisphere, with letters in the upper corners, a star and a cross below, a compass and a heraldic decoration.

Place of Origin

Cologne (published)


1598 (published)


Passe, Crispijn de (the elder), born 1564 - died 1637 (engraver)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

Signed with monogram

'Aemulus…armis / Thomas Candyssh Nobilis Anglus Aeta. Suae XXX. Extremos Pudeat Rediisse.'
Lettered with 6 lines of verse and


Height: 13.3 cm, Width: 9.5 cm

Descriptive line

Print, portrait of Thomas Cavendish, engraving by Crispijn de Passe I, 1598.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1960: Volume 2, Edgar Seligman Gift. London: HMSO, 1966.
Franken, Daniel. L’Oeuvre grave des Van De Passe. Amsterdam and Paris: F. Muller & Co., 1881.
Hollstein, F. W. H. Dutch and Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts ca. 1450-1700. Amsterdam: M. Hertzberger, 1949.
O'Donoghue, Freeman. British Museum: Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits. London: Printed by order of the Trustees, 1908-25.
Hind, Arthur Mayger. Engraving in England in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. London: Cambridge University Press, 1952-5, 3 v.



Subjects depicted

Explorer; Map; Star; Compass; Cross


Prints; Portraits


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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