3 pages, 4to, with printed heading "República de Colombia Simon Bolivar Libertador presidente de la República, etc., etc." Accomplished in manuscript. A florid signature with large paraph. Paper seal of Colombia in lower left corner (a portion of which lays over the start of Bolivar's signature). Also signed by Rafael Vivaneta and (on pages 2 and 3) by five other officials of the Colombian Army and government. " /> BOLIVAR, Simon (1783-1830). Partly printed document signed ("Simon Bolivar," with extensive flourish), as President of Colombia, Bogota, 30 April 1829. <I>3 pages, 4to, with printed heading "República de Colombia Simon Bolivar Libertador presidente de la República, etc., etc." Accomplished in manuscript. A florid signature with large paraph. Paper seal of Colombia in lower left corner (a portion of which lays over the start of Bolivar's signature). Also signed by Rafael Vivaneta and (on pages 2 and 3) by five other officials of the Colombian Army and government</I>. | Christie's
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    3 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 104

    BOLIVAR, Simon (1783-1830). Partly printed document signed ("Simon Bolivar," with extensive flourish), as President of Colombia, Bogota, 30 April 1829. 3 pages, 4to, with printed heading "República de Colombia Simon Bolivar Libertador presidente de la República, etc., etc." Accomplished in manuscript. A florid signature with large paraph. Paper seal of Colombia in lower left corner (a portion of which lays over the start of Bolivar's signature). Also signed by Rafael Vivaneta and (on pages 2 and 3) by five other officials of the Colombian Army and government.

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    BOLIVAR, Simon (1783-1830). Partly printed document signed ("Simon Bolivar," with extensive flourish), as President of Colombia, Bogota, 30 April 1829. 3 pages, 4to, with printed heading "República de Colombia Simon Bolivar Libertador presidente de la República, etc., etc." Accomplished in manuscript. A florid signature with large paraph. Paper seal of Colombia in lower left corner (a portion of which lays over the start of Bolivar's signature). Also signed by Rafael Vivaneta and (on pages 2 and 3) by five other officials of the Colombian Army and government.

    A FINE BOLIVAR APPOINTMENT, promoting José Maria Albornos from first sub-lieutenant to first lieutenant in the second company of the Boyaca Battalion. Signed just over a year before his death, when many of his grand hopes for a united South America were crumbling. Bolivar's great victories at the Battle of Boyaca (1819) and at the Battles of Junin and Ayacucho (1824) brought independence to Venezuela, Colombia, Peru and Ecuador. Yet the Republic of Colombia, or Gran Colombia, was starting to fracture into its constituent parts of Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Colombia. Bolivar's attempt to enhance his powers as president in 1828 were rudely rebuffed and he was the target of an assassination attempt the same year. This appointment is an impressive relic of the great Bolivarian dream of a united South America.


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    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MARK WOOLLEY, YORK, PENNSYLVANIA