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Hand-Colored Etching after Balthasar Friedrich Leizelt "Philadelphie"

Item Details

Engraved by Balthasar Friedrich Leizelt (active 1750 – 1800)
Philadelphie, plate engraved circa 1770
Hand-colored etching on paper
Unsigned
Published by André Basset, late 18th century

The title reads: “Philadelphie/ La Ville Capitale de Pensylvanie Province Nord-Americaine William Penn, a qui Charles II Roi d’Angleterre donna/ cette Province entiere la planta en 1682 entre deux fleuves navigables et l’apella Philadelphie, parceque les habitans/ y vivoient dans une Harmonie fraternelle/ Presentement chez Basset Rue Saint Jacques au coin de celle des Mathurins, Tient Fabrique de Papiers.”

Translation: “Philadelphia/ The Capital City of Pennsylvania North American Province William Penn, to whom Charles II King of England gave/ this entire Province in 1682, situated between two navigable rivers. It was called Philadelphia because of the inhabitants lived there in fraternal harmony. Printed by Basset, Rue Saint Jacques at the corner of Mathurins, maintainer of a paper factory.”

  • Item not examined outside of mounting

Condition

- foxing, fading, stains and discoloration to image; minor abrasions to the edges and surface of the frame.

Dimensions

23.0" W x 19.75" H x 1.25" D

- measures the frame; visible image measures 14.75" W x 11.25" H.

Item #

ITMG692342

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