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Picturesque America; or, The Land We Live In. A Delineation of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Forests, Waterfalls, Shores, Cañons, Valleys, Cities
and other Picturesque Features of Our Country
edited by William Cullen Bryant

Published by D. Appleton and Company, New York (in parts, from 1872-1874)

Original 150-year-old Steel and Wood Engravings after many famous 19th-century artists such as Thomas Moran, Harry Fenn , F.O.C. Darley,  A. F. Bellows, J.M. Hart, C. Griswold, & W. Shepard.

Steel engravings are on thicker woven paper with no text on verso; Wood engravings printed on thinner paper with text and images on back.

Sheet size: approx. 9 x 12½ inches (image size varies)
(Note: entire sheet is too large to scan, but margins are present and full)

Entering the marketplace just as publishing hit its stride after the Civil War, Picturesque America allowed many Americans to see, for the first time, what they had only abstractly imagined as their country.

Through inexpensive printsmore than 900 wood engravings and 50 steel engravings—readers were exposed to many parts of America that were just being explored, as well as more familiar scenes of established cities.

 
William Cullen Bryant
William Cullen Bryant
(1794-1878)
The plates on this page are all steel engravings on thick woven paper, blank verso.
PLEASE CLICK ON THUMBNAILS FOR A CLOSER LOOK AT CONDITION

(foxing may be present on some plates)

The Ferry at Brooklyn, New York
City of New York
From Brooklyn Heights
$50
(foxed)

The Terrace, Central Park (New York)
The Terrace, Central Park
New York
$75

West Point and the Highlands
West Point and the Highlands
$75

East Rock, New Haven
East Rock, New Haven
$40
(some foxing in margins)

City of Boston (From South Boston)
City of Boston
(From South Boston)
$100

On the Beverly Coast, Massachusetts
On the Beverly Coast, Massachusetts
$50

City of Baltimore (From Druid Hill Park)
City of Baltimore (From Druid Hill Park)
$75

Philadephia from Belmont (West Park)
Philadephia from Belmont
(West Park)
$75

City of Cincinnati
City of Cincinnati
$75

City of Detroit (From Canada Shore)
City of Detroit
(From Canada Shore)
$75

City of Milwaukee
City of Milwaukee
$75

Richmond from the James
Richmond from the James
$125
(hand-colored)

Richmond from the James
Richmond from the James
$50

City of Louisville
City of Louisville
$75

New Orleans
New Orleans
$100

Quebec
Quebec
$75

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