Auction 103, Lot 546

"[Pair] The Plaza and Church of El Paso [together with] Military Plaza - San Antonio Texas",

Subject: Texas

Period: 1857 (circa)

Publication: United States and Mexican Boundary Survey…

Color: Black & White

Size:
8.2 x 6.5 inches
20.8 x 16.5 cm

Two of the most popular and best-known images of Texas. These views provided easterners vivid images of life in the West. First is a tinted lithograph of the heart of El Paso drawn by A. de Vanducourt. Second is a steel engraving drawn by Arthur Schott and engraved by James D. Smillie. Both are lovely views filled with people going about their daily business. Sizes vary slightly.

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Condition: B

Couple of tiny foxing spots, El Paso is evenly toned.

Estimate: $160 - $220

Sold for: $80

Closed on 6/11/2003

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