Auction 162, Lot 282


"Distillerie de Mr. Pierpont, sur l'Isle Longue / Pierpont's Distillery on Long Island", Milbert, J.

Subject: Long Island, New York

Period: 1870 (circa)

Publication: Itineraire Pittoresque du Fleuve Hudson et des Parties Laterales

Color: Black & White

11.6 x 8.1 inches
29.5 x 20.6 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 a distillery along the coast of Long Island, with a sailboat dominating the foreground. This is a later edition, published by Imprimerie Lithog de Ligny Freres in Paris.

References: Deak #299.

Condition: A

Clean and bright with light toning along the edges of the sheet and minor creasing in two corners.

Estimate: $80 - $95

Sold for: $12

Closed on 4/26/2017