"New-York vu de l'Ouest", Montule, Ed. De
Subject: New York
Period: 1821 (published)
Publication: Recuil de Cartes et des Vue du Voyage en Amerique
Color: Hand Color
9.5 x 6.2 inches
24.1 x 15.7 cm
This is the first view of an American city to be printed in the medium of lithography. The view is finely rendered showing the skyline with sail and steam ships in the foreground. A buff-colored tint was used to tone the black and white image, resulting in a beautiful effect reminiscent of a foggy morning.
References: Reps, St. Louis Illustrated, Fig. 1-16.