Auction 162, Lot 283


"Port Militaire a Sacketts Harbourg / Military Post, Sacketts Harbor", Milbert, J.

Subject: Sackets Harbor, New York

Period: 1870 (circa)

Publication: Itineraire Pittoresque du Fleuve Hudson et des Parties Laterales

Color: Black & White

11.9 x 8.1 inches
30.2 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 the military post at Sackets Harbor, a strategic protected harbor on Lake Ontario. This is a later edition, published by Imprimerie Lithog de Ligny Freres in Paris.

References: Deak #299.

Condition: A

One faint spot of foxing in the image and a dark spot of foxing in the top blank margin.

Estimate: $70 - $85

Sold for: $12

Closed on 4/26/2017