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[New York, 1825. Colored aquatint, 16 x 20 inches, mounted. Uniformly toned, carefully repaired tear in margin only, trimmed on lower edge affecting the credit line to the HUDSON RIVER PORTFOLIO. Else a good copy. Archival matting, and protected with Mylar sheet. One of the most celebrated views of New York, from Wall's famous HUDSON RIVER PORTFOLIO, executed by Wall and John Hill between 1821 and 1825. This is the final plate in the series, showing the Battery and lower New York City from Governor's Island. The fort on the island is in the right foreground, a sailboat is in the middle distance, and the skyline of New York, along with a forest of masts at the docks, stretches across the picture. All plates from the HUDSON RIVER PORTFOLIO are rare. DEÁK, PICTURING AMERICA 320.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
Last Found On: 2016-09-08           Check availability:      Biblio    


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