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Benjamin Franklin, born at Boston, the 17th Jan. 1706.

  • ARTIST: Charles-Nicolas Cochin

  • PUBLISHER: Engraved for the Universal Magazine for J. Hinton at the King's Arms in Paternoster Row.

  • MEDIUM: Engraving,

    DATE: 1777.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image 5 1/2 x 3 3/8" (14 x 8.5 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Franklin in his celebrated coon skin hat.<br><br> Based on the drawing by Charles Nicolas Cochin. Issued in the Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure by John Hinton, a monthly periodical published in London between 1747 and 1814. Note on print says September, 1777 issue.<br><br> 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.


  • CONDITION: Good condition. B/W