Auction 127, Lot 318

"[Lot of 5 - Cincinnati]",

Subject: Cincinnati, Ohio

Period: 1840-67 (circa)

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Color: Hand Color

Size:
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This collection of engravings represents early views of the city.

1) Cincinnati, engraved by W.C. Wrankmore, (5.8 x 3.8") Figures occupy the foreground with the town across the river. Some marginal foxing or soiling, image is fine. (A)
2) Suspension Bridge across the Ohio River at Cincinnati. Length of Bridge 2,200 ft.; main span over the river 1,020; short spans 262 ft. each; hight (sic) of floor above low water 100ft.; Cost two millions of dollars. (7 x 4.3") Two paddlewheel steam boats are beneath the beautifully engineered bridge which was completed in 1866. (A+)
3) Cincinnati. From Forest Hill, Ky.. Conrad Witter, St. Louis, (7.5 x 4.5"), 1867. Drawn from nature, this great view of the growing city includes numerous steam and paddlewheel ships in the Ohio River, the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge, factories, and more. A little soiling in margins, image fine. (A)
4) Cincinnati, Fichot/Chardon, Paris, (6.3 x 4.3") This engraving is from a different perspective than the others in this lot. From a low angle on the river, the main buildings above the bluff are visible. Two paddlewheel ships, including the 'America', share the water with two sail boats and a passenger barge. Drawn by Fichot and engraved by Charles Colin. Printed by Chardon, Paris. (A)
5) Cincinnati, W. Wellstood, (7.3 x 4") Brightly hand colored engraving with the crowded city across the river. (A)

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Condition:

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Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $90

Closed on 2/25/2009

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