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(Capital, Washington, D.C.) J. H. Hinton. History and Topography...New York, 1830. $195.00

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"Capitol of the United States, Washington"

This view was included in John Howard Hinton's History and Topography of the United States of North America. Hinton's travel book was first published in 1830.  Its text and pleasing illustrations made the work so popular that it continued to be published in a variety of editions for over 30 years. The views were based upon the drawings and paintings of many well-known artists, some of whom, worked on the spot. They were engraved by accomplished engravers of the period. A beautiful view of what would become known as The White House.

9 x 11 inches.
Hand colored steel engraving.
Very good condition.