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Montreal, Canada East, from the Mountain. Whitefield's Original Views of American Cities, No. 25. (The legend, listing 20 places, buildings, under title left). The buildings &c. to which these figures refer are bound by imposing a perpendicular line to be raised from each figure, such line will pass through the building referred to. Note Steamboats, Schooners &c., The Village on the opposite side below Montral is Longueuil and St. Helen's Island form conspicuous objects in the picture. The Steam boat coming up is the John Munn of the Montreal & Quebec Line, the Boat on the right hand coming down is one of the Through Line running on Lake Ontario. (right side legend). Drawn from nature by E. Whitefield.
Montreal. Published by E. Whitefield, Gt. St. James St., Litho of Endicott & Co. N.Y., [1852*]. Montreal. Published by E. Whitefield, Gt. St. James St., Litho of Endicott & Co. N.Y., [1852*].. c. 71x 103.5cm, c.(22.5" x 40.5"). contemporary hand colour, in attractive contemporary style frame with washing line matt, fine condition. "Although this lithograph was printed probably in *1855, from a different drawing, the lettering was not changed although there are two additions and and some re-lettering. Whitefield probably drew this second edition on the same stone. He also did an oil painting of this scene, reproduced in the colour plate section. ". - Bettina A. Norton. Edwin Whitefield, Nineteenth Century North American Scenery. p97. This verison of this print is featured in the colour plate section (8 colour plates) of this bibliography and is the upper cover colour illustrations suggesting the author choose the best example of Whitefield's work. .
Bookseller: J. Patrick McGahern Books Inc. (ABAC) [Ottawa, ON, Canada]

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