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    Sale 12260

    Books & Manuscripts

    16 June 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 62

    [MADISON SQUARE, NEW YORK]. View of Madison Square, N.Y. Looking North, 1873. Hand colored wood engraving, image 430 x 680 mm (518 x 696 sheet). (Laid down on Japan paper.) Matted and framed. View of Madison Square from the Supplement to the Daily Graphic, Saturday, April 26, 1873 listing Hotel and businesses in the lower margin, including Pollak & Gallaher, Wines and Cigars; J.B. Brewster & Co., Carriages; Knox, the Hatter; Philip Rein, Jeweler; Fifth Avenue Hotel; St. James Hotel; and others.

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    [MADISON SQUARE, NEW YORK]. View of Madison Square, N.Y. Looking North, 1873. Hand colored wood engraving, image 430 x 680 mm (518 x 696 sheet). (Laid down on Japan paper.) Matted and framed. View of Madison Square from the Supplement to the Daily Graphic, Saturday, April 26, 1873 listing Hotel and businesses in the lower margin, including Pollak & Gallaher, Wines and Cigars; J.B. Brewster & Co., Carriages; Knox, the Hatter; Philip Rein, Jeweler; Fifth Avenue Hotel; St. James Hotel; and others.

    CONDIT, W.J., (after). – H.R. Robinson, publisher. The Government House, 1847. Lithograph printed in colors, image 250 x 510 mm (507 x 608 mm sheet). (Light darkening and a few small chips to edges.) Matted and framed. The Government House, originally designed in 1790 as the residence of George Washington when in the capital. The capital was moved in the same year, and he never occupied it.

    [BALL & BLACK, JEWELLERS.] Ball and Black & Co. Jewellers & Silversmiths 565 & 567 Broadway, Cor. of Prince St. New York, by H. Lawrence, [ca 1860]. Lithograph printed in colors, image 493 x 664 mm (590 x 714 mm sheet). (Upper left corner renewed, short repaired tear touching image.) Provenance: Wilbur Trafton (“presented from Henry Ball… July 12, 1864” in pencil on verso). Matted and framed. “In elegance of design, thoroughness of construction, and architectural beauty, this building surpasses anything yet erected in this City, and as a structure for commercial purposes, it is doubtful whether it has its equal in the world” (New York Times, 2 July 1860).


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