In the great tradition of William J. Stone (1798-1865), who rendered engraved prints of the exalted document that proclaimed the Independence of the United States of America, José-María Cundín, also, has put together and edited a magnificent hand engraving of The Unanimous Declaration of Independence.
This work of art reproduces the character and calligraphy of a document that shook the world in 1776 and continues, even today, to offer inspiration to freedom-loving people everywhere. A work created by Millennia, founded by José-María Cundín, an international fine arts press dedicated to the publication of documents that have served as the cornerstones of liberty over the last thousand years. The paper used for this impression has been formulated and handmade exclusively for this edition by the Basque papermaker Villabona, employing age-old traditional techniques. The engravings have been pulled by Taller Mayor of Madrid, using a brass plate hand chiseled by Perico Aspiazu of Elgoibar in the Basque country.
In repeating in exacting detail the courageous and hopeful calligraphy of this great manifesto, in carving the lines, the arcs, and the flourishes of these noble words and signatures, we hope that our artistry has honored both the United States and the principles upon which this great country was founded. Excerpt from an article by Chris Rose of Times Picayune on the Engraving: "A painstaking process to create a homage to mankind's highest imperative: freedom".
Presented in a work of art, the frame is of the American Federal Period (1780-1830) and will increase in value along with the Engraving. To produce a true historical gilt frame, the majority of the labor must be undertaken solely by hand.