Auction 103, Lot 541

"[Lot of 17 - City Views and Landscapes]",

Subject: United States

Period: 1872 (published)

Publication: Picturesque America

Color: Black & White

Size:
9 x 6 inches
22.9 x 15.2 cm

"Picturesque America" was published by Appleton & Co., New York, 1872-75. It was the most elaborate publication of travel imagery produced in the 1870s. This publication set out to reveal the unique and varied scenery of all of America. This was made possible by the recent opening of transcontinental railroads and overland communications. It was considered the definitive treatment of the American landscape, and its appearance just before the nation's Centennial graphically marked the United States' progress in exploration and development of scenic wonders during its first century. Appleton employed many of America's most celebrated and respected artists to prepare the illustrations. Click here to see a complete list of the 49 steel engravings. Click here to see a complete list of the 578 wood engravings.

Great group of fine steel engravings from this important 19th century publication. Includes the title page to Vol. II and some of the best city views and landscapes. Sizes vary slightly. Includes: Picturesque America Vol. II; Mouth of the Moodna on the Hudson; Connecticut Valley, from Mount Tom; The Catskills; Emigrants Crossing the Plains; Native Californians Lassoing a Bear; The Susquehanna; Lake George; The Housatonic; The Adirondack Woods; City of Providence; The Highlands of the Neversink; The City of Detroit; City of St. Louis; On the Beverly Coast, Massachusetts; West Point and the Highlands; and The Terrace Central Park, New York.

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Condition: A

A few stains in margins. A small stain on two prints.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $200

Closed on 6/11/2003

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