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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)


(includes Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, etc.)
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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Walls of the Grand Canyon
Walls of the Grand Cañon [Canyon]
[Arizona]
$30

The Oaks of Oakland
The Oaks of Oakland
[California]
$30

Eroded Sandstones, Monument Park (CO)
Eroded Sandstones, Monument Park
[Colorado]
$30

Bowlder Canyon Colorado
Bowlder Cañon
[Boulder Canyon, Colorado]
by Thomas Moran

Chicago Lake Colorado
Chicago Lake
[Colorado]
by Thomas Moran
$45

Donner Lake, Nevada
Donner Lake, Nevada

Glen Canyon, Utah
Glen Cañon
[Glen Canyon, Utah]


Weber River-Entrance to Echo Caon
Weber River—Entrance to Echo Cañon
[Echo Canyon, Utah]
by Thomas Moran
$45

Monument Rock, Echo Canyon, Colorado
Monument Rock, Echo Cañon
[Echo Canyon, Utah]
by Thomas Moran
$45

Devil's Gate, Weber Caon (Colorado)
Devil's Gate, Weber Cañon
[Weber Canyon, Utah]
by Thomas Moran
$45

Terres Mauvaises, Utah
Terres Mauvaises, Utah
[by Thomas Moran]
$45

Palisade Canyon, Utah
Palisade Cañon
[Palisade Canyon, Utah]
by Thomas Moran
$45

Marble Canyon, Utah
Marble Cañon
[Marble Canyon, Utah]
by Thomas Moran
$45

Kanab Canyon, Utah
Kanab Cañon
[Kanab Canyon, Utah]
by Thomas Moran
$45

Dial Rock, Red Buttes, Laramie Plains, Wyoming
Dial Rock, Red Buttes, Laramie Plains
[Wyoming]
by Thomas Moran
$45

Click here to go to Picturesque America wood engravings of other U.S. states and regions

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