New York City Historic Prints & Maps: Antique Engravings & Lithographs

Find New York City historic prints, antique maps & engravings of Manhattan, Hudson River, NYC Central Park, Stock Exchange, NYCE & Wall Street. When you add decorative historic New York prints, as art work to your room, you are living with American history.

John William Hill View of New York City Hand-Colored Engraving c.1855

A beautiful, very large, hand-colored engraving after the John William Hill (JW Hill) painting entitled View of New York. The notations denote C. Mottram as engraver. Watercolors were added at the time. This is one of the largest New York prints ever produced. Most of the paper is showing. The period frame is solid wood and is very heavy. This item needs to be picked up or delivered. Paper sight 38 x 58″. Overall framed dimensions 48×68″. Call Anne at 413-245-4197 to discuss this beautiful New York print.

New York City and NY State: Historic 19th Century Antique Maps

New York City: Antique Prints or Lithographs & Engravings

Our antique engravings & lithographs of 19th century New York are important historically because they recorded news as it happed. They are snapshots of history and our collections are over 100 years old. These scenes were easy to understand and interesting to look at. Just as the reliance on media coverage today, readership was driven by popularity of the newspaper or book. Which in turn, popularity was driven by the artists ability to convey recent events in a timely fashion.

New York City Historic Scenes: over sized fold outs which came from early illustrated newspapers.   These are hand colored engravings in good to excellent condition.  Some have center fold repairs.  Professional water coloring has been added to these historic antique wood engravings. Measurements of the prints themselves are close to 16 x 22″ Call 413-245-4197 or email anne@annehallantiqueprints.com

Here’s some of the best antique lithographs and engravings on West Point and Niagara Falls, Brooklyn Bridge and maps. Antiques, which are over 100 years old. Call Anne at 413-245-4197 for personalized service and to place your order. Or email anne@annehallantiqueprints.com.

NY105 The Election Returns from Harper’s Weekly 1884 $200. Click Here to Buy Now.

New York City Historic Antique Prints of NYCE, New York Stock Exchange.

Our antique New York prints printed from wood engravings and were in high demand for 19th century newspapers and periodicals.  Pictures had to be engraved which were easily understood by the reader.  Which created more demand for current news.  Mostly offered weekly from a newsboy or news stand or by subscription.  Professionally hand colored within the last 50 years.   

All  of these old New York scenes are full page scenes from Illustrated newspapers including Harper’s Weekly Leslie’s Weekly etc. Each piece measures @ 11×16″  with good condition and color. Call Anne at 413-245-4197 or email: anne@annehallantiqueprints.com

New York City & NY State.  Original antique engravings and lithographs.

Manhattan,  NYC,  New York City,  The New York Stock Exchange, NYSE & Wall Street engravings. All pieces are over 100 years old. These are hand colored steel plate engravings on rag paper from the 1800’s.  Sizes range from 8×11″ to 9.5 x 12.5″.  Excellent condition, bright colors.  Call 413-245-4197 or email anne@annehallantiqueprints.com Find early American engravings from the 1830’s to buy now, here: https://annehallantiqueprints.com/product-category/america/early-american-views/

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Early stamping and printing methods in 19th century lithographs

Lithography comes from ancient Greek. Litho- meaning stone and Graphin meaning to write. It is a method of printing based on the admissibility of oil and water. Utilizing a flat limestone surface, a certain kind of limestone coming out of a particular area of Germany had the right porosity to become a lithograph. First developed in 1796, by Alois Senfelder, an actor, writer and utilized the process in theatrical works.

Intaglio printing in the 19th Century New York City art work required cutting into metal or wood.

In the intaglio printing process, the lines to be printed are cut into a wood or metal plate either being copperplate, steel, zinc or brass. The cutting tool is called a burin. The process is called engraving. Corrosive action using acid is the process known as etching. An example of etching is where the plate is covered in an resin ground or an acid resistant wax material. The burin cuts through this material revealing the plate underneath, and then the plate is dipped into acid and the acid burns into the plate that was exposed.

Shop for Antique New York Prints: 18th & 19th Century Bookplates

We have the best old engravings and antique lithographs at Anne Hall Antique Prints. These old New York prints published for periodicals during the 1800’s. Manhattan history is very fascinating as you can see from the images seen on this page. Fascinating pictures with stories about Wall Street circulated the United States. Some went to London and places far away from America. Once in a while the English sent their reporters and illustrators to stir up news and record American current events. Important illustrations regarding New York City history are these very images. Scenes of NYC during the 1800’s were captured by Harper’s Weekly, Ballou’s Pictorial, and the Illustrated London News. Bartlett did wonderful engravings of the Hudson River and New York City.

At Anne Hall Antique Prints feel assured that you are purchasing only authentic antiques that were produced more than 100 years ago! We have great old New York City material but my father has heaps more. This is just a sampling. We are offering old views & maps of Manhattan, the NYSE, Wall Street and other iconic landmarks. All original old prints published in the 1800’s! Old pictures, or scenes were printed from a variety of engravings from steel or boxwood mostly, sometimes a stone called lithographs. They look almost like photographs in quality, partly due to the painstaking task of the extremely detailed engraving crafted onto steel plates. ALSO… We are offering old prints and maps of West Point, New York City parks, museums and libraries. Antique prints of New York City old maps of Manhattan. These antiques make great office art and smoking room artwork for beginners and seasoned collectors alike!

Beatrix Farrand Made American History in Manhattan’s Central Park!

In this Beatrix Farrand Tribute we can celebrate a woman that made American history in landscape design. Very few people realize how important she was. She is a world reknown Author & Landscape Historian, Judith Tankard, I recommend this short 8 minute film Judith co-authored on the First American Woman Landscape Designer, Beatrix Farrand. Thank you for visiting our website! Call Anne at 413-245-4197.