antique prints, maps and watercolors

(Smith College, Northampton, MA) William H. Bartlett. American Scenery. London, 1839. $125.00

"Northampton Massachusetts"
 
 Travel books with descriptive text and engraved illustrations were enormously popular during the 19th century.  William Henry Bartlett (English 1809-1854) was one of the most talented and prolific of travel artists.  He made several trips to the United States in order to gather sketches for a book about the United States and Eastern Canada to be written by N.P. Willis and published by George Virtue. This work entitled American Scenery, described the natural wonders, architectural monuments and city landmarks of America in the first half of the 19th century.

Hand colored steel engraving.  
8 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches sheet.
Crisp impression.  Excellent condition.