Indépendance des États-Unis. Jean Duplessis-Bertaux, L. Roger.
Indépendance des États-Unis

Indépendance des États-Unis.

Paris: Blin, 1786. Engraved by L. Roger after Jean Duplessis-Bertaux. Handcolored. First edition. 190 × 285 mm. Few stains to margins, no effect on image or text. In fine condition.

An allegorical image that celebrates the alliance of France and the United States by the Treaty of Amity and Commerce, and the Treaty of Alliance, signed on February 6, 1778.

It represents America in the image of an Indian woman holding a caduceus and a flagstaff, her foot rests on the defeated British lion. She stands by a marble monument surmounted by portraits of Louis XVI, Benjamin Franklin, and George Washington (misspelled: Waginston). “L'Amérique et les mers ô Louis! Vous reconnaissance pour leur libérateur” written on the plinth, and it is crowned by a sphere bearing fleur-de-lis that is topped by the Gallic rooster, as the symbol of France. With two palm trees on the left, the flag of “America” curled around them with the inscription “En m'elevant, je m’embellis”. An anchor to the left and ships in the background.

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Price: €3,500.00