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(Baltimore, Druid Hill) Picturesque America, New York: Appleton & Co., 1872. $115.00

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"Scenes in Druid Hill Park"

A finely detailed wood engraving from Picturesque America, or the Land We Live In, published in New York by D. Appleton and Company between 1872 and 1874 containing vignettes of scenes in the park. The text was edited by the notable William Cullen Bryant but the book is best known and most highly valued for its illustrations. The illustrators usually traveled to the sites they were to depict so their engravings were accurate, if somewhat idealized. Picturesque America was a very influential work, proudly displayed on the parlor tables in the homes of the well-to-do across the country. A beautiful detailed engraving of the tree lined streets with an inset of Clinton Street.

9 x 12 3/4 inches, sheet.
Hand colored wood engraving.
Very good condition with light overall patina.