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CURRIER & IVES. - The Harbor of New York. Pont de Brooklyn.

CURRIER & IVES. -  The Harbor of New York. Pont de Brooklyn.
The Harbor of New York. Pont de Brooklyn. - CURRIER & IVES.
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Title : The Harbor of New York. Pont de Brooklyn..
Map maker : CURRIER & IVES..
Date : New York, ca. 1885.
Size : 10.0 x 12.9 inches. / 25.4 x 32.8 cm.
Colouring : In attractive original colours.

Description :A very decorative print of New York Harbor and Brooklyn Bridge. Five men stand or sit on the Brooklyn Bridge tower in the foreground. At left, the harborextend to the horizon, with paddle steamers, sailing vassels of various sizes, and barges on the water. New Jersey is visible beyond Manhattan, but the Satue of Liberty is not shown. Keyed below image : Red Hook Point - Staten Island - Governors Isd. - Ellis Isd. - East River - Hudson River - Jersey City - Hoboken.
Published by Currier & Ives 125 Nassau Street, New York.

"Currier & Ives was a New York publishing firm that produced and sold thousands of impressions of more than 7,000 different lithographic prints during the latter half of the nineteenth century. One of the most prolific printmaking concerns of its time, the firm originated with Nathaniel Currier (1813-1888) whose shop issued its first lithographs in 1835. . . In 1852 Nathaniel Currier was joined by his brother-in-law, James Merritt Ives (1824-1895). The firm operated until 1907."
Images include genre scenes, illustrations of progressive technology, American nationalism, historical scenes and even leisure activities.

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Condition : Original hand coloured lithography, finished with Gum Arabic. Slightly foxing. "Pont de Booklyn" added in manuscript above the image.
Large margins. Contemporarily laid down on cardboard. In very good condition.


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