[A mid-19th century bird's-eye view of New York]
Bird's eye view of New-York & Brooklyn. New York: J.H. Locher and J.U. Locher, c.1852. Tinted lithograph with hand colour. Sheet 630 x 800mm. Repaired tears, mounted on archival board.
A fine aerial view of New York and Brooklyn surrounded by sailing ships and paddle steamers. In the foreground are Governors Island and The Battery, before landfill meant it ceased to be an island. Horse traffic can be seen on Broadway, passing the newly completed Trinity Church, still surrounded by trees. J.W. Reps: Views and Viewmakers of Urban America, lists J.H. Locher as publisher of views of Boston, Philadelphia & New Orleans but not New York.
[Ref: 14646] £3,500.00 ($4,375 • €4,060 rates)