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A pearlware plate
printed in blue with a scene from the adventures of Alexander Selkirk and titled Alexder. Selkirk on the Island of Juan Fernandes, late 18th century -- 24.5cm. diam(a lot)

Lot Essay

Alexander Selkirk (1676-1721), buccaneer marooned on the island of Juan Fernandez of the coast of Chile (1704) at his own request. He lived there until 1709. Thought to have been the inspiration to Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe
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