8 December 2015
WELLSTOOD, William (1819-1900), after Benjamin Franklin SMITH (1830-1927). New York 1855, from the Latting Observatory. New York, 1855.
Hand-colored engraved bird's-eye view of New York, looking south from 42nd Street, image 825 x 1155 mm (910 x 1270 mm sheet). (Remargined, tears to margins and within image mended on verso.) Matted and framed.
Large bird's-eye view of New York City from the Latting Observatory, looking south, showing Brooklyn in the distance. Build for the 1853 World’s Fair, the Latting Observatory was the tallest structure in New York at that time. In the foreground is Crystal Palace and the Croton Reservoir. Art and the Empire City 143.
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