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Publisher: MILBERT, J.
Title: Sing Sing or Mount Pleasant.
Published in: Paris, 1829
   
Size: 9.1 x 11.8 inches.
23.0 x 30.0 cm.
Colouring:

Uncoloured.
Condition: Lithograph on India paper mounted (as issued). In very good condition, fine imprint and wide margins. Still in its original b/w condition as issued.
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Decorative print after Jacques Milbert, and lithographed by Sabartier and the figures by Victor Adam.
From Amérique Septentrionale. Printed by E.Ardit, Rue Vivienne, Paris.
An oustanding view from Milbert's Itinéraire pittoresque du fleuve Hudson et des parties latérales de l'Amérique du Nord.
Milbert arrived in the United States in 1815, with the backing of the Museum of Natural History in Paris, with instructions to explore, record and collect as much information about the topography, social history, and flora and fauna of the north east of the country as possible. The task took him seven years, and in addition to the 8,000 natural history specimens he sent back to France, he made a series of highly significant sketches of the areas through which he travelled.
The present image, an important early example of the use of lithography for topographical prints, is part of this eye-witness record of life in America in the early 19th century which forms the most comprehensive and accurate depiction of the country at the time.
As 'an artist, Milbert loved to paint American landscapes, particularly those that 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, A French Explorer in the Hudson Valley).

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Reference: Deak p.299. Howes M-592. Ray French 110, Sabin 48916.



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