NY109 New York City and Environs 1859 $250
Oversized fold out coming from an early illustrated newspaper, Hand colored engraving in good to excellent condition. Counter fold repair. Excellent professional water coloring has been added to this historic antique engraving. The measurement is 16 x 22″
Historic Antique Engravings of 19th Century New York
The antique engravings of 19th Century New York are important because they recroded the scenes that were taking place at the time they were happening, These scenes or pictures, if you will, were easy to understand by the general public. Just as the reliance on media coverage today, readership was driven by popularity. Popularity was driven by certain artists and the ability to convey recent events in a timely fashion.