Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 78

Price Realized: $ 344
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(ALLEGORIES.) [An Emblem of America.] Hand-colored mezzotint, 13 x 10 inches; toning and minor dampstaining, cropped with loss of caption and imprint, tiny puncture in image area. [London: John Fairburn, 4 September 1798]

Additional Details

A woman representing America holds a stylized flag and shows two Indian children a column representing the young nation's history, with portraits of Columbus, Americanus, Raleigh, Franklin, Washington, and Adams. "Americanus" is an American Indian who may be based on the "red man" racial classification in the recent Systema Naturae of Linnaeus: Americanus Rubescens. Hart 828.