Apr 27, 2017 - Sale 2444

Sale 2444 - Lot 127

Price Realized: $ 975
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
(DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.) Buttre, John Chester; engraver. Declaration of Independence. In Congress, July 4th, 1776. Engraved broadside, 22 x 14 3/4 inches; moderate foxing, 1 1/2-inch closed tear in right margin with tape repair on verso. New York, 1856

Additional Details

This attractive presentation features the text in small calligraphic text (engraved by C. Craske), the signatures in facsimile, and an elaborate border by W. Momberger with state seals, patriotic emblems, and Trumbull's representation of the signing. Top and center is a rendering of the yet-unbuilt "National Washington Monument," a variant of Bidwell's main entry featuring Independence Hall. Bidwell 29n.