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Auction 167, Lot 176


"Port du Lac Champlain a White Hall / White Hall, Lake Champlain / Lacus Champlain Portus ad White Hall / Der Haven White-Hall ain Champlain-See", Milbert, J.

Subject: White Hall, New York

Period: 1828 (circa)

Publication: Itineraire Pittoresque du Fleuve Hudson et des Parties Laterales

Color: Black & White

11.7 x 8.2 inches
29.7 x 20.8 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 town of Whitehall at the southern tip of Lake Champlain. On india paper, as originally published.

References: Deak #299.

Condition: A

Faint scattered foxing almost entirely confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $26

Closed on 3/28/2018