1page, oblong folio, 360 x 510 mm. (14.1/8 x 20 in.), accomplished in manuscript, PRINTED ON PARCHMENT. A CERTIFICATE OF MEMBERSHIP IN THE SOCIETY OF CINCINNATI. Elaborately engraved by Jean-Jacques Andr Le Veau (1729-1786) after an original design of Pierre Charles L'Enfant (1754-1825) as drawn by Augustin-Louis La Belle (1757-1841); with complex allegorical vignettes surrounding the calligraphic text: naval warships under sail, Brittania and a British lion fleeing bolts of lightning from an American eagle, and circular medallic emblems of the Society of the Cincinnati, the ink accomplishments slightly faded, affecting the first three letters of Washington's signature, otherwise an excellent copy of a document often found in mediocre state. Washington and Knox certify the membership of the Marquis de Rostaing. " /> WASHINGTON, George, <I>President</I>. Engraved document signed ("G:Washington") as President, countersigned by Henry Knox, Mount Vernon, 2 April 1788. <I>1page, oblong folio, 360 x 510 mm. (14.1/8 x 20 in.), accomplished in manuscript</I>, PRINTED ON PARCHMENT. A CERTIFICATE OF MEMBERSHIP IN THE SOCIETY OF CINCINNATI. Elaborately engraved by Jean-Jacques Andr Le Veau (1729-1786) after an original design of Pierre Charles L'Enfant (1754-1825) as drawn by Augustin-Louis La Belle (1757-1841); with complex allegorical vignettes surrounding the calligraphic text: naval warships under sail, Brittania and a British lion fleeing bolts of lightning from an American eagle, and circular medallic emblems of the Society of the Cincinnati, <I>the ink accomplishments slightly faded, affecting the first three letters of Washington's signature,</I> otherwise an excellent copy of a document often found in mediocre state. Washington and Knox certify the membership of the Marquis de Rostaing. | Christie's