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Picturesque America; or, The Land We Live In. A Delineation of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Forests, Waterfalls, Shores, Cañons, Valleys, Cities,
and other Picturesque Features of Our Country
edited by William Cullen Bryant

Published by D. Appleton and Company, New York (in parts, from 1872-1874)

Original 150-year-old Steel and Wood Engravings after many famous 19th-century artists such as Thomas Moran, Harry Fenn , F.O.C. Darley,  A. F. Bellows, J.M. Hart, C. Griswold, & W. Shepard.

Steel engravings are on thicker woven paper with no text on verso; Wood engravings printed on thinner paper with text and images on back.

Sheet size: approx. 9 x 12½ inches (image size varies)
(Note: entire sheet is too large to scan, but margins are present and full)

Entering the marketplace just as publishing hit its stride after the Civil War, Picturesque America allowed many Americans to see, for the first time, what they had only abstractly imagined as their country.

Through inexpensive printsmore than 900 wood engravings and 50 steel engravings—readers were exposed to many parts of America that were just being explored, as well as more familiar scenes of established cities.

 
William Cullen Bryant
William Cullen Bryant
(1794-1878)

Picturesque America by William Cullen Bryant 1870s

The plates on this page are all steel engravings on thick wove paper, blank verso.
PLEASE CLICK ON THUMBNAILS FOR A CLOSER LOOK AT CONDITION

(foxing may be present on some plates)

Lake George
Lake George
$45

The Catskills
The Catskills
$50

Mouth of the Moodna, on the Hudson
Mouth of the Moodna, on the Hudson
$45

Adirondack Woods
The Adirondack Woods

The Susquehanna (At Hunter's Gap)
The Susquehanna
(At Hunter's Gap)
$45

Indian Rock (Narragansett)
Indian Rock
(Narragansett)
$50

Connecticut Valley from Mount Tom
Connecticut Valley from Mount Tom
$45

Harper's Ferry by Moonlight
Harper's Ferry by Moonlight
$40
(foxing)

Mount Desert, Coast of Maine
Mount Desert, Coast of Maine
$40
(foxing)

Delaware Water Gap
Delaware Water Gap
$45

The Housatonic
The Housatonic
$40
(some foxing)

The Highlands of the Neversink
The Highlands of the Neversink
$45
(foxed)

The Chickahominy
The Chickahominy
$40
(foxing)

Lake Superior (Entrance to Baptism Bay)
Lake Superior
(Entrance to Baptism Bay)
$45

The Rocky Mountains
The Rocky Mountains
$60

The Upper Yellowstone Falls
The Upper Yellowstone Falls
$45

Mount Shasta
Mount Shasta
$45
(foxed)

Native Californians Lassoing a Bear
Native Californians Lassoing a Bear
$50

Emigrants Crossing the Plains
Emigrants Crossing the Plains
$45

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