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Description

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 on . 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.

Rarity

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
Lithograph, finished with hand coloring. Repaired tear in the sky at upper left.
Reference
Reps, Views and Viewmakers of Urban America, #1155