is another engraver in Meres' recapitulation of English artists. He engraved a title-page to Linschoten's Voyages to the East Indies; and probably the cuts to Hugh Broughton's Consent Scriptures, which have this mark WR, and which Vertue says have been reckoned the first graved plates done in England. But this is a mistake ; for Broughton's book was not printed till 1600. 1 He also did heads of Queen Elizabeth, 2 of the Earls of Essex and Cumberland, of Sir John Harrington in the title-plate of his Orlando Furioso, of John Gerrard, surgeon, and a frontispiece with four small heads. One Cure is also mentioned by Meres as an excellent engraver, but I find no other account of him, nor ever met with any of his works. Laurence Johnson engraved several heads in the Turkish history in folio, 1603.
to whom we are obliged for the first maps of counties, lived at Tingley, near Leeds, in Yorkshire, and was servant to Thomas Sekeford, Esq 3 Master of Requests and Master of the Court of Wards. By the encouragement and at the expense of this gentleman, Saxton undertook and published a complete set of maps of the counties of England and Wales, many of which he engraved himself; and was assisted in others by Remigius Hogenbergh, (whom I have mentioned,) by Nicholas Reynold, by some foreigners, and____________________
The following works are authenticated ; and the prices given for some of them separately, afford an equivocal proof of their rarity or merit:—
Queen Elizabeth, " Rosa clecta" in a wreath of Roses, 12l. 12s.—S.
Charles, Earl of Nottingham Eques- trian, 21l.—S.
Another, (w.l.) in Milles's Catalogue of Honour.
Robert, Earl of Essex, fol. Hat and feather, 7l. 7s.—S.
Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk.
Sir J. Harrington, the title to his Orlando Furioso, 1591, said to be the first en- graved portrait of an author.
Thomas Moffat. Frontispiece to his Theatre of Insects, 20l.—S.
John Gerarde. Ditto to his Herbal, fol. 1597.—D.