Cottonus Matherus S. theologiae doctor regia societatis Londonensis ... aetatis suae LXV, MDCCXXVII  / / P. Pelham ad vivum pinxit ab origin fecit et excud.
Known as the first mezzotint portrait published in America, the portrait shows Cotton Mather, half-length portrait, facing slightly left. Joseph Sabin made the restrike in 1860 using paper with Watermark of "J Whatman 1794."
Published in: Eyes of the nation : a visual history of the United States / Vincent Virga and curators of the Library of Congress ; historical commentary by Alan Brinkley. New York : Knopf, 1997.
Published in: Viewpoints; a selection from the pictorial collections of the Library of Congress .... Washington : Library of Congress ..., 1975, no. 54.
Exhibited: Religion and the founding of America.
Supplied dates from entry no. 185 in Two centuries of prints in America, 1680-1880 : a selective catalogue of the Winterthur Museum collection / E. McSherry Fowble. Charlottesville : Published for the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum by the University Press of Virginia, 1987.