IN CONGRESS, JULY 4th, 1776, THE UNANIMOUS DECLARATION OF THE THIRTEEN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. [caption title].

IN CONGRESS, JULY 4th, 1776, THE UNANIMOUS DECLARATION OF THE THIRTEEN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. [caption title].

Boston: James Fisher 71, Court Street, c.1841. 33 x 25 cm. Engraved by D. Kimberly. Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1841, by the Franklin Print Co. ... The lettering by J.B. Bolton... The Declaration of Independence : with fac-similes of the signatures and likenesses of the signers, the arms of the states, and of the United States, and portraits of the presidents. Engraved script, with text below a reproduction of Trumbull’s painting and above Durand’s key and facsimile signatures. The whole within an ornamental border featuring medallion portraits of Presidents Washington through W.H. Harrison, and the seals of 26 states. An American eagle, holding a banner carrying the U.S. motto tops the border. Staining around edges toned. OCLC: NY Historical, Univ. of VA, MA Historical. Item #63741

Bidwell, American History in Image and Text (Worcester: AAS, 1988), no. 16, note. First published in this format in 1838, this copy is a "Redating [of] the copyright statement of Franklin Print Co. to 1841, in a different border although similar in style, with the portraits engraved in more detail and rearranged to accomodate a portrait of William Henry Harrison in the place of the national seal." Engraved by D. Kimberly. The Lettering by J.B. Bolton. Bidwell contains a full page reproduction of the 1838 version, which is very similar. Both are based on Trumbull's engraving, with calligraphic scripts.

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