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(Cleveland) New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1872. $95.00

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“Cleveland from Scranton's Hill”

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. 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 fine view of most of the residential part of the city and the beginnings of the industrial changes that would follow as seen from close to West 17th Street.

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