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Auction 90, Lot 318

"Lot of 30 prints",

Subject: Southern 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
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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" and others we have not seen before. Wonderful views of Washington DC, Richmond, Louisville, New Orleans, Augusta, Charleston, Savannah, Harper's Ferry. All but four are full page engravings with blank verso. The others are included in text pages. 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: $300 - $350

Sold for: $220

Closed on 3/15/2000