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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.

Bryant

William Cullen Bryant
(1794-1878)


(Views from Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachussets, New Hampshire, and Vermont)
The plates on this page are all original antique wood engravings on thinner cream-colored paper with text and/or images on verso. The images/text on back do not show through to the front.

For original antique Picturesque America steel engravings on thicker, wove paper, click here.

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Boston, from Mount Bowdoin
Boston, from Mount Bowdoin
$30

 

Boston Scenes
Boston Scenes
$50
(trimmed, slight damage upper right)

Boston Suburbs
Boston Suburbs
$40

View from Steeple of Arlington-Street Church
View from Steeple of Arlington-Street Church
$35

View from Steeple of Arlington-Street Church
View from Steeple of Arlington-Street Church
$20
(same as to left, but margins trimmed
and somewhat rumpled )

Scenes at Springfield
Scenes at Springfield
$30

Scenes at Springfield
Scenes at Springfield
$25
(same as to left, with trimmed margins)

Gloucester and Rockport
Gloucester and Rockport
$30

Scenes in Baltimore
Scenes in Baltimore
$40

The Connecticut, above Middletown
The Connecticut, above Middletown
$25

The Connecticut, above Middletown
The Connecticut, above Middletown
$20
(same as to left, but with trimmed margins)

New Haven, View from East Rock
New Haven, View from East Rock
$25

New Haven, View from East Rock
New Haven, View from East Rock
$20
(same as to left, but with trimmed margins)

New Haven and Vicinity
New Haven and Vicinity
$30

New Haven and Vicinity
New Haven and Vicinity
$25
(same as to left, with trimmed margins)

New London and Norwich
New London and Norwich
$25

New London and Norwich
New London and Norwich
$20
(same as to left, but with trimmed margins)

Glimpses of South Norwalk and Southport
Glimpses of South Norwalk and Southport
$25

Glimpses of Greenwich, Stamford, and Norwalk
Glimpses of Greenwich, Stamford, and Norwalk
$40
(trimmed margins)

Grist Wind-mills at East Hampton
Grist Wind-mills at East Hampton
$40
(trimmed margins)

Hartford, from Colt's Factory
Hartford, from Colt's Factory


(see print to the right)

Hartford, from Colt's Factory
Hartford, from Colt's Factory
$25
(same as to left, but with trimmed margins)

Scenes in Bridgeport, Stratford, and Milford
Scenes in Bridgeport, Stratford, and Milford
$35

Scenes in Bridgeport, Stratford, and Milford
Scenes in Bridgeport, Stratford, and Milford
$25
(same as to left, but with trimmed margins)

Connecticut Shore Scenes
Connecticut Shore Scenes
$40

On the Beach
On the Beach
[Newport, Rhode Island]
$40
(trimmed margins)

Portland Harbor, and islands
Portland Harbor, and islands
$40

Portland Harbor, and islands
Portland Harbor, and islands
$30
(same as to left, but with trimmed margins)

Portsmouth and Isles of Shoals
Portsmouth and Isles of Shoals
$40

Portsmouth and Isles of Shoals
Portsmouth and Isles of Shoals
$30
(same as to left, but with trimmed margins)

Looking Toward Smuggler's Notch, from the Nose
Looking Toward Smuggler's Notch, from the Nose
$30

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