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BROADWAY-GATAN OCH RADHUSET I NEW YORK [view from BREF OM DE FORENTA STATERNA, FORFATTADE UNDER EN RESA TILL AMERIKA AREN 1818, 1819, 1820...]
[Stockholm, 1824. Engraving, 10 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches, framed to 19 1/2 x 26 inches. Tasteful modern coloring. Minor toning. Very good. A handsome Broadway street scene from this highly important and very rare United States view book. According to Stokes, this is "one of the most picturesque and interesting early views of Broadway and City Hall." The engraving shows City Hall on the left in the immediate distance, with a long view down Broadway, which is lined with trees and houses and bustling with carriages and foot traffic. Several stray dogs and groups of pedestrians bustle about the foreground. "One of the European artists to whom we owe a debt of gratitude for their skillful rendering of scenes in the young American republic is Baron Axel Leonhard Klinckowstrom. A Swedish aristocrat, Klinckowstrom spent three years in the United States (1818-20) as an official emissary of his country, traveling widely and taking a lively interest in all he saw" (NYPL/Deák). A rare plate, tastefully colored by a modern hand and prime for display. HOWES K201. NYPL/DEÁK 310, 322. SABIN 38053. STOKES 3:563.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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