15½ x 10½, the ink accomplishments and signatures slightly pale, PRINTED ON FINE PARCHMENT, engraved calligraphic text ("By the President of the United States of America," at top two large vignettes of a three-masted sailing ship under full sail, and beneath, a scene of a lighthouse off the quay of a steepled city, the blank portions filled in by a scribe, intact round papered seal at lower left, the top edge cut in scalloped pattern as usual (to thwart forgery), matted with two engraved portraits (Jefferson and Monroe) and in a fine giltwood frame (unexamined out of frame). An attractive example of the Mediterranean ship's passport, intended to secure the freedom of the seas to American merchant vessels plying the Atlantic and Mediterranean. This example issued for Schooner "James Dickenson," of the burthen of 66 tons, navigated by a crew of 6. " /> JEFFERSON, Thomas (1743-1826), <I>President</I>. Engraved document signed ("Th:Jefferson") as President, COUNTERSIGNED BY JAMES MADISON, as Secretary of State, a Mediterranean-style ship's passport, issued at Georgetown, S.C., 13 May 1807. <I>15½ x 10½, the ink accomplishments and signatures slightly pale</I>, PRINTED ON FINE PARCHMENT, engraved calligraphic text ("By the President of the United States of America," at top two large vignettes of a three-masted sailing ship under full sail, and beneath, a scene of a lighthouse off the quay of a steepled city, the blank portions filled in by a scribe, intact round papered seal at lower left, the top edge cut in scalloped pattern as usual (to thwart forgery), matted with two engraved portraits (Jefferson and Monroe) and in a fine giltwood frame (unexamined out of frame). An attractive example of the Mediterranean ship's passport, intended to secure the freedom of the seas to American merchant vessels plying the Atlantic and Mediterranean. This example issued for Schooner "James Dickenson," of the burthen of 66 tons, navigated by a crew of 6. | Christie's