1872. New York: D. Appleton & Co., [circa 1872].
Two leaves, 9 1/2 x 11 3/8”, hand-colored engravings 6 1/4 x 9”, text to verso, mounted; very good.
§ Two mounted plates from Picturesque America: “Mount Tamalpais and Red Porch,” by Robert Swain Gifford (1840-1905), and “Lake Tahoe,” by Thomas Moran (1837-1926). The edition they originate from is unknown but was probably from the first few years of publication. Picturesque America was an ambitious publication edited by the Romantic poet William Cullen Bryant. Subscribers received two parts a month, each containing descriptions of the scenery of the America, illustrated with wood and steel engravings by some of the country's best contemporary landscape artists. Item #108158