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    Sale 2178

    Splendid Ceremonies the Paul and Marianne Gourary Collection of Illustrated Fête Books

    12 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 31

    BASEL 1777 -- [PRINTS]. MECHEL, Chrétien de. Two very large and fine engravings celebrating the entry of CHARLES GRAVIER, Marquis de Vergennes into Basel on 25 August 1777. Each approximately 762 x 525 mm. (A few repaired tears). The Marquis of Vergennes was sent by King Louis XVI to Basel upon the renewal of their alliance. In 1777, Vergennes informed the thirteen Colonies' Commission that France acknowledged the United States and was willing to support the cause in the American Revolution. (2)

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    BASEL 1777 -- [PRINTS]. MECHEL, Chrétien de. Two very large and fine engravings celebrating the entry of CHARLES GRAVIER, Marquis de Vergennes into Basel on 25 August 1777. Each approximately 762 x 525 mm. (A few repaired tears). The Marquis of Vergennes was sent by King Louis XVI to Basel upon the renewal of their alliance. In 1777, Vergennes informed the thirteen Colonies' Commission that France acknowledged the United States and was willing to support the cause in the American Revolution. (2)


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