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Auction 164, Lot 315


"Bourg de Tarry-Town ou le Major Andre Fut Pris / Tarry-Town Where Major Andre Was Captured", Milbert, J.

Subject: Tarrytown, New York

Period: 1870 (circa)

Publication: Itineraire Pittoresque du Fleuve Hudson et des Parties Laterales

Color: Black & White

11.7 x 7.9 inches
29.7 x 20.1 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 Tarrytown, where Major John Andre was captured by the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. This is a later edition, published by Imprimerie Lithog de Ligny Freres in Paris.

References: Deak #299.

Condition: A

There is a small spot of ink in the sky, a small worm hole in left blank margin, and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $70 - $85

Sold for: $6

Closed on 9/13/2017