Benjamin Franklin, L.L.D. & F. R. S. Ubi Libertas, ibi patria.

Engraving, 1777.
Oval image 4 9/16 x 4" (11.5 x 10.2 cm).
Good condition. Trimmed into plate line on left edge. No loss of printed image or text.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 96379
Price: $350.00
Publisher : Printed according to Act of Parliament for J. Almon Piccadilly, London, 21st. April 1777.
"Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." Address of the Assembly of Pennsylvania, in 1755. Engraved from an Original Picture by Jn. Lodge." A beautifully engraved portrait.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) is considered to be one of the greatest of all of our founding fathers. A highly intelligent man, over his lifetime he was an able scientist, a writer, printer and publisher. He was one of the most successful diplomats that the United States ever had. During the Revolutionary War, he acted as American Minister to France, successfully gaining French support for the American cause. He was also the only person who signed all four of the key documents in American history: The Declaration of Independence; The Treaty of Alliance with France; The Treaty of Peace with Great Britain; and The Constitution of the United States.
18th-19th Century Subjects , Portraits , Revolutionary War Figures