Architectural Illustrations
Architectural Illustrations


Architectural Illustrations
The New York Mirror, c.1829
DAVIS, Alexander Jackson, artist (1803-1892), and William D. SMITH, engraver (born c.1800). Public Buildings in the City of New York, Drawn by A.J. Davis and engraved by Wm. D. Smith for the New York Mirror, 1829.

A collection of Davis's and Smith's work for the New York Mirror, the weekly newspaper published from 1823-1842. Davis was a native New Yorker whose career began initially as an architectural illustrator in the 1820s. The illustrations feature landmarks such as St Mark's Church, the Masonic Hall on Broadway, and the Merchant's Exchange on Wall Street.

Octavo (242 x 175mm leaf size). 40 loose leaves with title, 18 plates, 21 woodcuts clipped and laid down (a little chipping to title leaf). Custom chemise and cloth box.

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