Simón Bolívar Autograph

SKU: 8006615

Sale price$4,927.77


Letter signed, one page (thin paper), 8 x 10 inch, Bogota, 8.10.1827*, in Spanish, untranslated, instructions to Consul Felix Blanco to pay a member of Congress his due allowances - since there is no money in the capital, the payments have to be made by the respective departments, signed at the conclusion by Bolivar in dark ink "Bolivar", attractively mounted (removable) for fine display with a portrait picture of Bolivar in uniform (altogether 16,5 x 11,75 inch), with intersecting letter folds, foxing, and repaired edge damage - in fine to good condition.

In parts:
"[…] El Sr. Unda regresa a Barinas una vez que el Congreso ha terminado sus sesiones: en esta Capital no ha sido possible pagar a estos Srs. diputados el todo de sus sietas y veatico a causa de la pobreza en
que yo he encontrado esto Tesoro por lo cual hemos determinado que reciban en sus respectivos departamentos el alcance de su acreencia […]"

* Since the liberation of Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru, Bolívar was dictator of Upper Peru in 1825/26 named itself Bolivia after him; in August 1827 he had also been elected President of Peru.

Further Information on the person

(1783-1830) generally known as El Libertador or the Liberator - Venezuelan military and political leader who led what are currently the states of Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Panama to independence from the Spanish Empire.

Year of Birth: 1783

Biography (AI generated)

Simón Bolívar is one of the most important figures in South American history. He was a Venezuelan military and political leader who led many independence movements in South America, unifying the nations of Colombia, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia.

He was born in Caracas on July 24, 1783, to a wealthy family of Spanish and Venezuelan descent. His father died when he was three and his mother when he was nine. After his mother's death, Simón was taken in by his uncle and educated at a private school in Spain.

He returned to Venezuela in 1807 and joined the fight against Spanish colonial rule. He was a successful soldier and quickly rose through the ranks of the military. In 1810 he helped lead an uprising in Venezuela, and was later appointed Commander in Chief of the Venezuelan forces.

He quickly gained the support of many of the other South American nations and became a symbol of the independence movement. He was instrumental in the capture of Caracas in 1813 and the capture of Bogotá in 1819.

Throughout the next few years he led a number of campaigns, driving the Spanish out of Ecuador and Peru. In 1825, he became the leader of Gran Colombia, unifying the nations of Colombia, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia.

In 1826, Simón Bolívar was appointed President of Gran Colombia, but resigned two years later due to political unrest. He then went into exile, but continued to fight for South American independence.

Simón Bolívar died in Santa Marta, Colombia, in 1830. His legacy as a leader of the independence movement in South America has been widely recognised. He is seen as one of the most important figures in South American history and is often referred to as the “George Washington of South America”.

Today, many cities, streets, and monuments are named after him. He is often celebrated as a hero and a symbol of freedom. Simón Bolívar is a reminder of the importance of freedom and the strength of the human spirit.

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