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Steel engraved prints from “Picturesque America” by William Cullen Bryant 1872-1874

We carry stock of steel engraved and other prints from “Picturesque America: a Pictorial Delineation of The Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Forests, Waterfalls, Shores, Cañons, Valleys, Cities and Other Picturesque Features of the North American Continent. With Illustrations on Steel and Wood by the Most Eminent Artists.”, Published by Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co, London – 1872/4. Click here to check available stock.

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Some Background Information about The Author: W. C. Bryant and the Prints

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Portrait of W. C. Bryant 

 

William Cullen Bryant was one of America’s most talented poets, he also worked as a journalist in New York for over 30 years. He was born in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA. He studied at Williams College and later went on to study law which he practised in his home state for 10 years. At the tender age of 14 years, he had a volume of his poems published in Boston. In 1816 Thanatopsis was published and in 1824 several other small works of his.

Bryant discontinued his work as a lawyer in 1825 to dedicate his time to literature and moved to New York City. He was associated with the Evening Post there and later became one of its proprietors. He became chief editor of the journal in 1836 but also worked on sketches, popular, elegant poems, tales and letters of travel through the West Indies, United States, and Europe.

The prints in this work are of exquisite quality, many are almost photographic.

As explained in the title, the views are from all varieties of picturesque scenery in Northern America, (including Canada). They vary from views of cities in various states, less inhabited areas and some depict the way of life of native peoples (including emigrants looking for a home).

This book contains merely a selection from the many areas of North America, however, it is not comprehensive because it would be extremely long-winded to include all of the beautiful scenery in the USA.

This is a list of the prints
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CASCADE IN VIRGINIA. Steel Engraved Title Frontis. The words PICTURESQUE AMERICA are WRITTEN over this view.
CITY OF BALTIMORE FROM DRUID-HILL PARK.
CITY OF BOSTON FROM SOUTH BOSTON. Many Ships. Good View. Figures. Rowing Boats.
CITY OF BUFFALO. View looking down over a main street. Birds. Rooftops. Gardens.
CITY OF CINCINNATI. Female Figure and Child in Foreground.
CITY OF CLEVELAND FROM THE RESERVOIR WALK. Good View. Elegant Ladies. Parasols. Children. Very Attractive.
CITY OF LOUISVILLE. River Boat. Trains. Attractive Engraving.
CITY OF MILWAUKEE.
CITY OF NEW YORK FROM BROOKLYN HEIGHTS. Good Steel Engraving. Many Ships. Steamboats.
CITY OF PROVIDENCE FROM PROSPECT HILL. Good Steel Engraving. Couple in Foreground. Parasol.
CITY OF ST. LOUIS. River Boats. Etc.
CONNECTICUT VALLEY FROM MOUNT TOM.
CUMBERLAND GAP.
DELAWARE WATER-GAP. Canoes. Figures on Shore. Attractive.
DOME OF THE CAPITOL. Title Frontis. The words PICTURESQUE AMERICA ARE WRITTEN OVER THIS VIEW. Many Elegant Couples. Parasols.
EAST ROCK NEW HAVEN. Hunter. Dog.
EMIGRANTS CROSSING THE PLAINS. Ox and Wagon. Figures. Child. Dog. Figure on Horse.
GOLDEN GATE. Before the Bridge. Nice engraving. Figures in Foreground.
HARPER’S FERRY BY MOONLIGHT. Very Attractive.
INDIAN ROCK NARRAGANSETT. Very Attractive. Rocky Coast. Waves.
LAKE GEORGE.
LAKE SUPERIOR ENTRANCE TO BAPTISM BAY. Good Steel Engraving.
MIRROR LAKE. YOSEMITE VALLEY. Very Attractive. Figures in Canoe Shooting at Stag.
MOUNT DESERT. COAST OF MAINE. Sailing Ship. Very Attractive.
MOUNT HOOD FROM THE COLUMBIA. Canoe. Indian Figures in canoe. Wigwam on shore. (Small). Very Attractive Engraving.
MOUNT SHASTA. Indians. Wigwams. Very Attractive engraving.
MOUTH OF THE MOODNA ON THE HUDSON.
NATIVE CALIFORNIANS LASSOING A BEAR. Cowboys on Horses. Angry Bear.
NEW ORLEANS. Many Ships. Very Attractive. Ships cargo on docks. Bananas. Barrels. Etc.
NIAGARA.
ON THE BEVERLEY COAST. MASSACHUSETTS.
ON THE COAST OF FLORIDA. Scenic. Flora/Fauna.
PHILADELPHIA FROM BELMONT. Attractive Engraving.
QUEBEC. Many Ships.
RICHMOND FROM THE JAMES. Viaduct. Train.
THE ADIRONDACK WOODS. Deer.
THE CATSKILLS. SUNRISE FROM SOUTH MOUNTAIN.
THE CHICKAHOMINY. Two Figures. Very Attractive Engraving.
THE CITY OF DETROIT. Many Ships. FROM CANADA SHORE.
THE HIGHLANDS OF THE NEVERSINK. Figures in rowing boats. Couple on Shore. Parasol. Sail Boats. Very Attractive engraving.
THE HOUSATONIC. Horses.
THE MOUNT WASHINGTON ROAD. WHITE MOUNTAINS. Very Attractive Engraving.
THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS. Figures on horseback. Attractive View. Tepees. Horses. River. Mountains. Trees. Fields.
THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS NORTH CAROLINA.
THE SUSQUEHANNA AT HUNTER’S GAP. Lone Figure and Rowing Boat on the shore.
THE TERRACE CENTRAL PARK NEW YORK. Many figures. Nice Print.
THE UPPER YELLOWSTONE FALLS. Very Attractive Engraving. Lone Figure.
WASHINGTON FROM ARLINGTON HEIGHTS.
WEST POINT and THE HIGHLANDS. Figures. Boats. Canons.

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