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(Boston and Bunker Hill) William Bartlett, American Scenery, London 1839. $165.00

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”Boston and Bunker Hill”
Travel books which would describe locales with both 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 Boston views that celebrated the city's economic and social prosperity.  Bartlett's prints became the most influential travel engravings of America, and those of Boston are some of the most popular of any prints of the city.
6 ¼ x 10 inches sheet.
Steel plate engraving with modern hand-color.
Good condition margins trimmed.