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Declaration of Independence , the First Facsimile Engraving.

Auction:
3176B
Lot:
12
Sold for:
$4,613$3,750

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3176B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 18, 2018 11:00AM

Description:

Declaration of Independence, the First Facsimile Engraving. Washington, DC: Benjamin Owen Tyler, [Engraved by Peter Maverick (1780-1831)], 1818. Large folio engraved facsimile with large title at top, engraved text in cursive and several display fonts, and facsimile signatures below, insect damage with loss to top of document with old repairs made with glassine tape and some white over painting, small water spot to bottom left corner, overall toning, in a very substantial wooden frame, 30 x 24 in.
Estimate $3,000-5,000


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Keywords

Benjamin Owen Tyler, Peter Maverick, Cursive, Glassine, Human behavior, Human communication, Paper, Penmanship, Signature, Western calligraphy, Writing, Washington, DC

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