Revolutionary War, SPY JOHN ANDRE DEATH WARRANT ~ Old 1865 Art Print Engraving

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Seller: lineart (21,296) 99.7%, Location: New Providence, New Jersey, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 312636345884 THE DEATH WARRANT OF MAJOR ANDRE A HIGH QUALITY STEEL ENGRAVING BOOKPLATE FROM THE 1860'S!! PERFECT FOR FRAMING AS AN ART PRINT FOR YOUR DEN !! VERY ANTIQUE & OLD WORLD LOOKING. ITEM(s) OVER 135 YEARS OLD!! John André (1751-80) was a British soldier, born in London, of Swiss-French parentage. He joined the British army in 1771 and was sent to Canada in 1774. His advancement was rapid, and in 1778 he was appointed adjutant general of the British forces in America and aide to the British general Sir Henry Clinton. His great personal charm and wit and his artistic and literary abilities were partly responsible for his rapid advancement in the army. In 1780, when the American general Benedict Arnold began negotiations with Clinton for the betrayal of West Point, André acted for Clinton. Following his secret meeting with Arnold, André, disguised as a civilian, set out for the British lines on horseback with the plans of West Point in his boots. Near Tarrytown he was captured and taken to the headquarters of General George Washington at Tappan, New York, where a military court sentenced him to death. He was hanged at Tappan, October 2, 1780. André kept a journal of British military movements in America from 1777 to 1778; discovered in England in 1902, it was published . SIZE: Image size in inches is 5" x 6 3/4", overall page size is 7" x 10". CONDITION: Good condition. (item is 135+ years old). Thick rag stock paper with nothing on reverse. SHIPPING:Buyers to pay shipping/handling, domestic orders receives priority mail, international orders receive regular mail. We pack properly to protect your item! An engraving is an intaglio process of printing, with the design to be produced is cut below the surface of the plate (made of copper, steel or wood), and the incised lines are filled with ink that is then transferred to paper. The portraits on our currency are good examples of engraved images. A Photogravure is an intaglio process in which the plate is produced photographically. The item(s) being sold is an image on paper made from the original master and IS NOT a block of wood or steel. ITHIS IS AN ACTUAL ENGRAVING FROM THE 1860's! NOT A REPRODUCTION! Medium: Engraving, Date of Creation: 1800-1899, Subject: History, Originality: Original, Original/Reproduction: Original Print

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