"Interieur de la Ville d'Albany / View in Albany", Milbert, J.
Subject: Albany, New York
Period: 1870 (circa)
Publication: Itineraire Pittoresque du Fleuve Hudson et des Parties Laterales
Color: Black & White
11.9 x 8.2 inches
30.2 x 20.8 cm
Jacques-Gerard Milbert was a French naturalist and artist who spent 8 years in the United States traveling and recording his experiences. In 1828-29 he published Itineraire Pittoresque du Fleuve Hudson et des Parties Laterales, which included 54 views of various places he had visited in the northeast US, accompanied by rich text describing his experiences with the people, culture, religion, and native fauna and flora. Milbert's views are notable for their artistic value and for serving as early examples of lithography. A handful of lithographers were commissioned to transfer Milbert's drawings onto stone, including Adam, Bichebois, Deroy, Dupressoir, Jacottet, Joly, Sabatier, Tirpenne and Villeneuve, and the work was published by Henry Gaugain.
This view depicts the House of the first Dutch Governors in Albany. This is a later edition, published by Imprimerie Lithog de Ligny Freres in Paris.
References: Deak #299.
A clean and bright example with just a couple of spots of foxing in the blank margins and light toning along the edges of the sheet.