Itineraire Pittoresque du Fleuve Hudson
Itineraire Pittoresque du Fleuve Hudson

JACQUES GERARD MILBERT, 1828

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Itineraire Pittoresque du Fleuve Hudson
Jacques Gerard Milbert, 1828
MILBERT, J[acques Gerard] (1766-1840). Itineraire Pittoresque du Fleuve Hudson. Paris: Henri Gaugain, 1828.

Fine views of the Hudson River Valley and Northeast. Milbert mainly depicts New York State (New York City, Albany, Niagara Falls, etc.) but the views extend as far as Massachusetts and Virginia. Milbert spent the years 1815-23 preparing the sketches for the present work. "As an artist, Milbert loved to paint American landscapes, particularly those which showed the Hudson, 'King of Rivers,' flowing majestically through the mountains … the pictures of what he saw, as of the time he drew them, constitute a unique and valuable record" (Sherman). Howes M592; Sabin 48916; See Constance D. Sherman, “A French Artist portrays the Natural Bridge,” The Virginia Magazine, 68 (1960).

Three volumes, comprising two text (333 x 250mm) and one atlas (330 x 465mm). Half-titles, errata. Folding map, 54 lithograph views. Modern dark blue half morocco over contemporary marbled boards.

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