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Auction 166, Lot 267


"Vue du Port de la Ville d'Hudson et des Montagnes Catskill / View of Hudson & the Catskill Mountains / Hudson Urbis Portus Montesque Catskill / Ansicht des Stadt Thores von Hudson et der Geburge Catskill", Milbert, J.

Subject: Hudson River, New York

Period: 1828 (circa)

Publication: Itineraire Pittoresque du Fleuve Hudson et des Parties Laterales

Color: Black & White

11.8 x 8.1 inches
30 x 20.6 cm
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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 Hudson River with the Catskill Mountains in the background. On india paper, as originally published.

References: Deak #299.

Condition: B+

Moderate foxing in the blank margins, with only a few small spots that enter the image.

Estimate: $90 - $110

Sold for: $11

Closed on 2/14/2018