"[Lot of 2] Visions of America - Pioneer Artist in a New Land [and] French Peoria and the Illinois Country 1673 - 1846",
Subject: Reference Books
9 x 11 inches
22.9 x 27.9 cm
Vision of America by Ron Tyler presents a grand portfolio of paintings, drawings, and prints, accompanied by excerpts from accounts by travelers, novelists, and the artists themselves. Together they provide a visual image of the United States up to about 1876 when photography heralded a new pictorial tradition for the future. Beautifully illustrated in color and b/w. 208 pp. Hardbound in buckram with illustrated dust jacket. French Peoria and the Illinois Country by Judith A. Franke delves into the history of Illinois beginning when it was the southernmost part of New France and ending when it was the westernmost part of the newly formed United States. Well illustrated in color and b/w, 120 pp. Soft illustrated covers.