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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 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
(1794-1878)

The plates on this page are all original 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 steel engravings on thicker, wove paper, click here.

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Scenes in Central Park
Scenes in Central Park
$35

Brooklyn Street-Scenes
Brooklyn Street-Scenes
$30

Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
$25

A New York River-front
A New York River-front
$25

Scene on the East River
Scene on the East River
$25

West Point, and Scenes in the Vicinity
West Point, and Scenes in the Vicinity
$25

Scenes in and around Albany
Scenes in and around Albany
$25

Scenes in and around Albany
Scenes in and around Albany
$15
(same as to left, but trimmed margins
and wrinkled paper on right side)

Troy and Vicinity
Troy and Vicinity
$20

Troy and Vicinity
Troy and Vicinity
$10
(same as to left, but trimmed and creased)

Rochester, from Mount Hope Cemetery
Rochester, from Mount Hope Cemetery

Lake Champlain, from Plattsburg to St. Albans
Lake Champlain, from Plattsburg to St. Albans
$25

Vicinity of Ithaca (with Cornell University)
Vicinity of Ithaca
$25

Vicinity of Ithaca (Cornell University)
Vicinity of Ithaca
$15
(same as to left, but trimmed margins
and wrinkled paper on left side)

Port Jervis and Vicinity
Port Jervis and Vicinity
$25

Port Jervis and Vicinity
Port Jervis and Vicinity
$20
(same as to left, but trimmed down)

Little Falls New York
Little Falls
$25

Point Noir, Trinity Rock, and Cape Eternity, Saguenay River
Point Noir, Trinity Rock, and Cape Eternity,
Saguenay River
$25

Lake Memphremagog, North from Owl's Head
Lake Memphremagog, North from Owl's Head
$25

Cayuga Lake Scenery
Cayuga Lake Scenery
$25

Lake Memphremagog, North from Owl's Head
The Hudson at "Cozzens's"
$25

Breakwater, Ramapo
Breakwater, Ramapo
$25

Ramapo River
Ramapo River
$25

Scenes on Lake George
Scenes on Lake George
$25

Scenes on Lake George
Scenes on Lake George
$15
(same as to left, but trimmed
with wrinkled paper)

Catskill Falls
Catskill Falls
$25

Under the Catskill Falls
Under the Catskill Falls
$25

Washington Rock
Washington Rock
$20

Scenes in and about Milford
Scenes in and about Milford
$25

The Upper Delaware
The Upper Delaware
$20

The Upper Delaware
The Upper Delaware
$10
(same as to left, but trimmed and with paper crinkles)

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