Early French engraving of Benjamin Franklin @1796

Drawn by Francois Bonneville (deli.). Engraved by Louis Charles Ruotte (sculp.) (1754-1806?).

 

                   Benjamin Franklin
          Né à Boston, le 17 Janvier 1706,
           Mort à Philadelphie en 1790 
 
 À Paris chez l’Auteur Rue du Théatre Francais No. 4

 

                Benjamin Franklin
          Born in Boston, January 17th 1706,
           Died in Philadephia in 1790.

   Paris from the Author at Rue du Theatre Francais No. 4

Water stain left border. Age browning along top border and some spots along right border. Light crease LL corner. 

6 ¾ “ X 9 ¾ “

17 X 24.5 cm.