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Hill, John
NEW YORK FROM THE HEIGHTS NEAR BROOKLYN. NEW YORK: G. & C. & H. CARVILL, 1828
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 USD
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Hill, John
NEW YORK FROM THE HEIGHTS NEAR BROOKLYN. NEW YORK: G. & C. & H. CARVILL, 1828
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana, Including Cartography

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Hill, John
NEW YORK FROM THE HEIGHTS NEAR BROOKLYN. NEW YORK: G. & C. & H. CARVILL, 1828
Aquatint and engraving (19 3/4 x 26 7/8 in.; 502 x 681 mm), with hand-coloring by John Hill after William Guy Wall.
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Literature

Déak, Picturing America, number 335, illustrated; Koke, Checklist of John Hill, number 96;  Stauffer 615; Stokes, American Historical Prints c.1820-23-E-92; Stokes, The Iconography of Manhattan Island, vol. III, pp.557-579, illustrated plate 92 

Catalogue Note

The view was made from a point in Brooklyn near the Anchor Gin Distillery of Hezekiah Beers Pierrepont (later Pierpont). The pond in the foreground was Cornell's mill pond.

A contemporary newspaper article noted that the "views taken by Mr. Wall are the most accurate descriptions that we have seen. One of them is taken from Brooklyn Heights, near the Distillery of the Messrs. Pierponts, and the other from the Mountain at Weehawk. Mr. Wall at first made a drawing from the high land back of Hoboken…"

Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana, Including Cartography

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New York