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Auction 92, Lot 376

"[Lot of 112 engravings]", Bartlett, W. H.

Subject: United States

Period: 1840 (published)

Publication: American Scenery: or, Land, Lake and River

Color: Black & White

9 x 11 inches
22.9 x 27.9 cm
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Set of fine steel engravings from the first edition of this work, issued by subscription in several parts with paper wrappers. This is a near complete set, 112 of 116 plates. William Bartlett, one of the best and most respected artists of his time, traveled widely through the pre-Civil War United States, and this is his most famous work. The plates are detailed and finely drawn and include scenes of country-side, cities, town, ports, etc.


Condition: A

A few plates have minor foxing, but on the whole are very good to fine.

Estimate: $900 - $1,000

Sold for: $850

Closed on 9/13/2000