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    1876 Symbolical Centenary Chart of American History A fabulous example of early American color printing, lithographed by the Brett Lithographing Co. of New York and published by Julian Horan & Co., also of New York, copyright 1874. Designed for the Centennial Exposition, it is has 64 squares, each containing a date and an illustration of a key event in American history starting at 1492 and Christopher Columbus. Surrounding these squares are handsome gold and silver bordered portraits of 35 notable American military, literary, historical and scientific leaders including Grant, Washington, Lincoln, Morse, Fulton, Franklin, Greeley and Penn. This wonderful color print is in very fine condition, linen backed and 22" x 28" in size. Also included in this lot is the rare 11.5" x 14.5" "key" with names and additional information on all the events and people pictured on the large print, also linen-backed. An absolutely stunning piece, could be a centerpiece of the finest collections.

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    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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