View, New York City and Brooklyn, Bird’s-eye Panorama, Charles Magnus, Antique Print, 19th Century
New York, Brooklyn & Williamsburg
Charles Magnus & Co., 12 Frankfort Street, New York: Mid 19th Century
Hand-colored engraving, varnished, black tinted margins, gold letters, as issued
5.5 x 8.75 inches, image
9 x 11.5 inches, sheet
View of New York City, delineating buildings, docks and the bustling river traffic of ships and boats. Shows Governors Island in the foreground. Issued prior to the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge. Made with an unusual process, the hand colored engraving was varnished and printed with Federal style black margins with gold borders and letters.
Condition: Generally very good with the usual light toning, wear, soiling, minor abrasions. Paper somewhat cockled.