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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 Antique 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.
Sheet size: approximately 9 x 12.5 inches with exceptions noted (image size varies)
(Note: entire sheet is generally 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 prints—more 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.