Auction 139, Lot 325


Subject: Havana, Cuba

Period: 1848 (circa)

Publication: Isla de Cuba Pintoresca

Color: Hand Color

10.8 x 7.3 inches
27.4 x 18.5 cm

This is an attractive view of the Havana Harbor by Pierre Toussaint Frederic Mialhe, who was a French painter and engraver. He lived in Cuba from 1838-1854 and went by the name Frederico Mialhe shown at lower left. This lithograph is part of a series of views published in Havana and sold both singly and in sets that were targeted at the burgeoning 19th-century tourist trade. The view shows a vibrant port teeming with clipper ships against the pastel colored buildings of one of the oldest New World cities. Mialhe’s works are among the best views of colonial Cuba. Lithographed by Louis Marquier.


Condition: B+

There is some light damp staining and scattered foxing primarily in the blank margins, else very good.

Estimate: $550 - $700


Closed on 2/15/2012