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Benjamin Franklin L.L.D. Envoy from the American Congress to the French Court.


  • PUBLISHER: From "An Impartial History of the War in America", London.

  • MEDIUM: Copper plate engraving,

    DATE: 1780

  • EDITION SIZE: 6 x 4" (153 x 103 mm) plus title and margins.

  • DESCRIPTION: Benjamin Franklin 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. A handsome portrait.


  • CONDITION: Good condition save for some surface soiling. Black & white.

  • REFERENCE: #65 in "The American Revolution in Drawings and Prints: A Checklist of 1765-1790 Graphics in the Library of Congress" by Donald H. Cresswell.

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