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Stunning large view of New Orleans and the Mississippi River, based upon a drawing by Jonathan W. Hill.

An exceptional large view of New Orleans, looking across the River from the Lower Cotton Press towards the French Quarter, with commerce and buildings. In the foreground are numerous sailing ships, steamers and other vessels and the city's landmarks, stretching out on both sides of the river. 

 This view of New Orleans is one of a series of remarkably beautiful large cityscapes, published by the Smith Brothers, capturing New Orleans at the height of its importance in the Antebellum period.


The view is very rare on the market.

Reps locates examples at the Library of Congress, Historic New Orleans, New York Historical Society, Louisiana State Museum (New Orleans) and Mariner's Museum (Newport News, VA).

Condition Description
Very discrete stain in rightmost part of sky, near horizon. Expertly removed from backing, with several cracks leaf cast and all but invisible.