Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 213

Price Realized: $ 750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.) George G. Smith; engraver. Declaration of Independence, in Congress July 4th 1776. Engraved broadside, 12 x 9 1/2 inches, on heavy coated paper; tightly trimmed, minimal wear. Boston: George G. Smith, circa 1843

Additional Details

First edition showing the first 10 presidents through Tyler. The Declaration is rendered in small calligraphic text above facsimile signatures, surrounded by an elaborate decorative border depicting the presidents and the seals of the 13 original states. A second edition circa 1845 added President Polk and a view of the Capitol, and a third circa 1849 replaced the Capitol with Zachary Taylor. We trace no other examples of this first state in OCLC, Bidwell, or at auction. Bidwell 20; Hart 590 (for the later editions).