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Auction 90, Lot 314

"Lot of 38 prints",

Subject: Eastern United States

Period: 1880 (circa)

Publication: America in Wort und Bild Eine Schiderung der Vereinigten Staaten

Color: Black & White

11 x 15 inches
27.9 x 38.1 cm

This is a fine set of wood engravings published in German by Friedrich von Hellwald. Many are the same engravings seen in the American publication "Picturesque America" with others we have not seen before. Each is a full page engraving with blank verso. These are great 19th century views of the United States including views of New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Niagara Falls, Newport, Troy, West Point and many more. They are not bound, but enclosed in the original paper wrappers that were evidently issued as a serial subscription. Sold as a collection of plates, not intended as the complete issues.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $180

Closed on 3/15/2000