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Auction 132, Lot 156

"[Lot of 10 - American Views]",

Subject: Eastern United States

Period: 1872 (circa)

Publication: Picturesque America

Color: Black & White

7.3 x 5 inches
18.5 x 12.7 cm
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Picturesque America 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. Many of America's most celebrated and respected artists prepared the illustrations. Sizes vary slightly.

1) West Point and the Highlands
2) The Smoky Mountains (North Carolina)
3) Lake Superior (Entrance to Baptism Bay)
4) The Adirondack Woods From a Painting by J.M. Hart
5) Cumberland Gap
6) The Highlands of the Neversink
7) The Susquehanna (at Hunter's Gap)
8) Mouth of the Moodna, on the Hudson
9) Delaware Water Gap
10) The Chickahominy


Condition: A+

There is a bit of light surface soil in the blank margins, still overall fine.

Estimate: $140 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 6/2/2010