Sep 30, 2021 - Sale 2580

Sale 2580 - Lot 124

Price Realized: $ 1,062
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.) In Congress, July 4th 1776. Illustrated broadside, 27 x 21 inches; several closed tears with early repairs, one with tape bleed-through, uneven toning, minor dampstaining, minor edge wear, tightly trimmed. New York: Phelps & Ensign, circa 1841-43

Additional Details

Illustrated with portraits of the first 3 presidents and vignettes representing the 13 original states. Two major changes were made from William Woodruff's original 1819 plate for this printing. The original had the signers in calligraphic script, but this printing has facsimile signatures. Also, a new Washington portrait engraved by Stephen Gimber was added top-center; it is listed in Hart's Washington Engravings, 117. Bidwell, "American History in Image and Text," 4 (lists only one known copy of this state).