Lot 20: 1836 Rare Miniature of the Declaration of Independence by L.H. Bridgham, Boston

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December 10, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, US
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Description: Autographs 1836 Miniature Broadside The Declaration of Independence The First "Declaration" Miniature Printed by Bridgham (DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE). 1836-Dated, Miniature Broadside Design Style Printing of the Declaration of Independence, by L.H. Bridgham, Boston, Crisp Very Fine. This rare 1836 Engraving measures 4.5" x 5.75" and is printed on a white coated card period stock. Pleasing in appearance having some slight soiling to surface, with a hidden diagonal crease that extends through Washington's portrait at top through bottom left portion of engraving. It features the complete text of the Declaration of Independence, as well as all its signatures in facsimile below. This is surrounded by a decorative outer border design illustrated with a Portrait of George Washington at top and the individual Arms of the original Thirteen States. This was the first miniature printing of the Declaration of Independence engraved and printed by L.H. Bridgham, Boston, 1836. Very rare.
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