Sale 16BP02 | Lot 214

BOLIVAR, SIMON Two military letters signed: the first to a British Colonel aiding the Revolution, the second thanking a General for forming a legion.

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Lot 214
BOLIVAR, SIMON Two military letters signed: the first to a British Colonel aiding the Revolution, the second thanking a General for forming a legion.
The first letter Quartel-General de Camaguan [Venezuela]: 1 May 1818. Two page letter in Spanish on Bolivar's Gefe Supremo stationery, signed "Bolivar" and addressed to Colonel Wilson, commander of the British forces aiding the revolution. The second Angostura: 14 December 1819. Three page letter in Spanish on Bolivar's Presidente de la Republica stationery, signed "Bolivar" and addressed to General Juan Deveraux, this accompanied by an early English translation of the letter. Both letters with professional restorations and archivally matted, some soiling to the Wilson letter.
Two letters to military supporters during Bolivar's liberation of Venezuela, including a letter in which he thanks a British colonel for his sacrifice for his county on behalf of liberty. In the longer letter to Deveraux, Bolivar thanks him for forming a legion which will free Nueva Grenada from "the barbarians who oppress it." Both letters sold Sotheby's London, 23 June 1988, lots 118 & 119.


Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Sold for $3,750 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
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