45
45
[Alabama]
BENNETT, WILLIAM J. [AFTER WILLIAM TODD]. [MOBILE]. TAKEN FROM THE MARSH OPPOSITE THE CITY NEAR PINTO'S RESIDENCE. NEW YORK: HENRY I. MEGAREY, 1842 
Estimate
12,00018,000
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[Alabama]
BENNETT, WILLIAM J. [AFTER WILLIAM TODD]. [MOBILE]. TAKEN FROM THE MARSH OPPOSITE THE CITY NEAR PINTO'S RESIDENCE. NEW YORK: HENRY I. MEGAREY, 1842 
Estimate
12,00018,000
JUMP TO LOT

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[Alabama]
BENNETT, WILLIAM J. [AFTER WILLIAM TODD]. [MOBILE]. TAKEN FROM THE MARSH OPPOSITE THE CITY NEAR PINTO'S RESIDENCE. NEW YORK: HENRY I. MEGAREY, 1842 
Aquatint (image size 17 x 25 in.; 432 x 635 mm; sheet size: 23 3/8 x 30 3/4 in.; 592 x 781 mm), color printed with hand-coloring.
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Literature

Deak, p. 515

Catalogue Note

RARE COLOR AQUATINT VIEW OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, AT THE HEIGHT OF THE COTTON TRADE.

This large scale view captures the hub of the city's prosperity in the 1840's. Based on a watercolor done in 1841. Mobile was at this time the primary port for the exportation of the cotton grown in the rich black soil of upstate Alabama and Mississippi. "The wharves along the riverfront swarmed with boats from upriver piled high with cotton bales. In the lower bay, fleets of oceangoing ships waited for cargoes to be brought down on them on lighters ... The drawing by William Todd, on which William James Bennett based his aquatint, glorifies the city as a thriving seaport..." (Deak).

Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana, Including Cartography

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