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William Bartlett. (Baltimore, Maryland) London, 1839. $195.00

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"View of Baltimore" 

Travel books which would describe with text and engraved illustrations were extremely popular during the 19th century.  William Bartlett was one of the most talented and prolific of travel artists.  In 1836 Bartlett came to make sketches for N.P. Willis's American Scenery, a two-volume work focusing on Eastern Canada and the United States, published in London in 1839. Bartlett chose views that celebrated the new United States economic and social prosperity.  Bartlett's prints became the most influential travel engravings of America, and those of early eastern seaboard cities are certainly some of the most popular.

8 1/2 x 11 inches sheet. 
Steel plate engraving with modern hand-color. 
Crisp impression.  Excellent condition.