Auction 107, Lot 557

"[Lot of 7 - City Views]", Appleton & Company

Subject: United States and Canada

Period: 1872 (circa)

Publication: Picturesque America

Color: Black & White

8.7 x 6.5 inches
22.1 x 16.5 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.

Seven fine steel engraved views from this popular 19th century publication. Includes Cincinnati, Central Park - New York, St. Louis, Buffalo, Louisville, Milwaukee, and Quebec.


Condition: A

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/9/2004