Scarce early Vue Optique showing the wharf at Salem, Massachusetts, by the German artist and engraver Balthasar Friedrich Leizelt.
View of Salem showing a harbor and shipyard with ships with British flags and boats. On the docs ae warehouses. Men in foreground saw wood and load goods or casks onto a boat. Men in background transport anchors with cart and horses.
Leizelt, who worked in Augsburg, was famous for his scenic and town views of Europe and America.
Old color. Soiled and pasted down a backing board.