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Auction 164, Lot 313


"Port d'Haverstraw ou de Warren / Haverstraw or Warren Landing", Milbert, J.

Subject: Haverstraw, New York

Period: 1870 (circa)

Publication: Itineraire Pittoresque du Fleuve Hudson et des Parties Laterales

Color: Black & White

11.8 x 8.2 inches
30 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 village of Haverstraw along the Hudson River. This is a later edition, published by Imprimerie Lithog de Ligny Freres in Paris.

References: Deak #299.

Condition: A

A nice example with a hint of toning and a few small stains in the blank margins.

Estimate: $75 - $90

Sold for: $21

Closed on 9/13/2017