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2043
Childs, Cephas Giovanni
VIEWS IN PHILADELPHIA, AND ITS VICINITY; ENGRAVED FROM ORIGINAL DRAWINGS. PHILADELPHIA: C. G. CHILDS, 1827
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 1,875 USD
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2043
Childs, Cephas Giovanni
VIEWS IN PHILADELPHIA, AND ITS VICINITY; ENGRAVED FROM ORIGINAL DRAWINGS. PHILADELPHIA: C. G. CHILDS, 1827
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 1,875 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Fine Manuscript and Printed Americana

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New York

Childs, Cephas Giovanni
VIEWS IN PHILADELPHIA, AND ITS VICINITY; ENGRAVED FROM ORIGINAL DRAWINGS. PHILADELPHIA: C. G. CHILDS, 1827
4to (11 x 7 1/2 in.; 279 x 190 mm). Additional engraved title-page, 25 engraved plates on india paper and mounted on heavier stock by C. G. Childs, J. Cone, M. Hay, J. W. Steel, and W. E. Tucker after T. Birch, T. Doughty, H. Reinagle, G. Strickland and others, original printed wrappers for all six original parts bound in; occasional foxing and browning. Contemporary black morocco gilt, top edges gilt; spine faded, extremities worn, upper cover detached.
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Literature

Howes C383; Sabin 12731 & 99588; cf. Deak 333

Catalogue Note

First edition in the original six parts. Childs was a prominent Philadelphia engraver and a successful pioneer of American lithography. The engravings include views of prominent churches, the State House, Bank of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania, United States Mint, and the Academy of Natural Sciences.

Fine Manuscript and Printed Americana

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New York