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        Alexander Selkirk on the Island of Juan Fernandes, published in 'Drakes Voyages', 1780

        English School, (18th century). Medium: engraving. Date: 1780. Alexander Selkirk (1676-1721) was a Scottish sailor who spent four years living on an otherwise uninhabited island off the coast of Chile after been cast away from the boat upon which he was working; He is said to have been the inspiration behind Daniel Defoe's 'Robinson Crusoe'; Provenance: Private Collection.

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