Lot 2122
  • 2122

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. STONE FACSIMILE ON VELLUM. THOMAS EMORY COPY

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600,000 - 800,000 USD
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975,000 USD
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  • THE ONLY KNOWN PRIVATELY HELD COPY OF THE CELEBRATED WILLIAM J. STONE FACSIMILE FOR WHICH PROVENANCE CAN BE TRACED BACK TO A DIRECT ANCESTOR WHO RECEIVED IT IN 1824
Copperplate engraving on vellum (29 1/2 x 23 1/4 in.; 748 x 592 mm, sight). Inscribed in the lower left “Presented by the Hon. J.Q. Adams, Sec of State of the U.S. to Thomas Emory, President of the Executive Council of Md. 1824.” Professionally cleaned, with some wrinkles and tears conserved. Matted.
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