Auction 161, Lot 241

"[Lot of 6] New Orleans [and] New Orleans [and] Bluffs Below St. Paul... [and] The Little Falls of St. Anthony... [and] Maiden-Rock... [and] Mississippi-Scenery Between Lake Pepin & St. Croix River",

Subject: Mississippi River, New Orleans, Minnesota, Wisconsin

Period: 1850-73 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
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This lot includes six lovely mid-19th century engravings showing the scenery and activity that takes place along the Mississippi River in New Orleans, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

A. New Orleans, by Alfred R. Waud, circa 1873 (9.0 x 5.4"). This engraving, done by D.G. Thompson after Alfred R. Waud, depicts the bustling Port of New Orleans. In the foreground, there is a sizable shipment of bananas that has just arrived. Published by Cassell & Company.

B. New Orleans, by Hildburghausen Biblio Institut, circa 1855 (6.3 x 4.0"). This lovely illustration shows the city from across the river with numerous sailing ships and one steam/sail ship getting underway. Many people are gathered in the foreground. Published by Eigenthum D. Verleger.

C. Bluffs Below St. Paul (Mississippi-River), by Hildburghausen Biblio Institut, circa 1850 (6.3 x 4.3"). This engraving features a canoe of natives rowing past the bluffs in St. Paul, Minnesota.

D. The Little Falls of St. Anthony (Mississippi), by Hermann J. Meyer, from Meyer's Universum, circa 1850 (6.3 x 4.3"). In this engraving, two natives watch the Saint Anthony Falls, the only major natural waterfall in the Upper Mississippi, located in Minneapolis.

E. Maiden-Rock (Valley of the Mississippi), by Hermann J. Meyer, from Meyer's Universum, circa 1850 (6.3 x 4.1"). This engraving depicts a canoe traveling past Maiden Rock in Wisconsin.

F. Mississippi-Scenery Between Lake Pepin & St. Croix River, by Hermann J. Meyer, from Meyer's Universum, circa 1850 (6.3 x 4.3"). This engraving captures life on the Mississippi in the vicinity of Minnesota and Wisconsin. Natives steer vessels through the river while on shore, nestled beneath some bluffs, are a couple teepees.

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Condition: B+

All the engravings feature dark impressions. Some have light scattered foxing and/or minor toning primarily in the blank margins.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/8/2017

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