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Author
MILBERT, Jacques Gérard.
Title
Itinéraire Pittoresque du Fleuve Hudson et des parties latérales d l'Amérique du Nord, d'après les dessins originaux pris sur les lieux
Published
Paris: Henri Gauguin, 1828-29.
Description
Atlas volume only (lacking text and map), with lithographed title page after Smith by George, and 29 [of 54] mounted plates on India paper, lithographed after Milbert by Deroy, Adam, Villneuve, and others, each EXQUISITELY HAND-COLORED, Folio: FIRST EDITION. Contemporary quarter calf and boards with gilt-lettered red label on upper board. Spine and boards in poor condition and hinges are cracked. Original tissue guards. One plate with small spot in image, two others with minor foxing into the margin of plate, otherwise fine. An exceptional collection of plates from one of the most outstanding series of views of the American landscape ever produced, not normally seen hand-colored. Milbert, under the auspices of the Museum of Natural History in Paris, spent seven years in the United States collecting specimens of flora and fauna. He also brought back the sketches from which these superb lithographs were made. Most of the views are of New York State, but included as well are New Jersey, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia. An attractive and important illustrated work. Milbert went on to produce a second work. Book plate of 'Andrew Chrstian Zabriskie'.

Coloured plates in order:

1. Amerique Septentrionale - Etat de New-York. Pl 2 / No 10. Lower Falls near the residence of Mrs Montgomery.
2. Amerique Septentrionale - Etat de New-York. Pl 3 / No 11. Town of Hudson.
3. Amerique Septentrionale - Etat de New-York. Pl 2 / No 14. View in Albany - House of the first Dutch Governors.
4. Amerique Septentrionale - Etat de New-York. Pl 3 / No 15. Falls of Mount Ida, above the town of Troy.
5. Amerique Septentrionale - Etat de New-York. Pl 4 / No 16. Falls of Cohoes, of the river Mohawk.
6. Amerique Septentrionale - Etat de New York. Pl 1 / No 17. The Spot where General Burgoyne surrendered to General Gates.
7. Amerique Septentrionale - Etat de New-York. Pl 2 / No 18. Saratoga Springs.
8. Amerique Septentrionale - Etat de New-York. Pl 3 / No 19. Falls of the Hudson at Sandy Hill.
9. Amerique Septentrionale - Etat de New-York. Pl 4 / No 20. Course of the Hudson and the Mills near Sandy Hill.
10. Amerique Septentrionale-Etat de New-York. Pl 1 / No 21. White Hall, Lake Champlain.
11. Amerique Septentrionale-Etat de New-York. Pl 2 / No 22. Hudson Fall at the village of Gleens.
12. Amerique Septentrionale-Etat de New-York. Pl 3 / No 23. Saw-Mill at the village of Glenns.
13. Amerique Septentrionale-Etat de New-York. Pl 1 / No 25. Bridge on the Hudson River near Luzerne.
14. Amerique Septentrionale-Etat de New-York. Pl 2 / No 26. Jessups Landing.
15. Amerique Septentrionale-Etat de New-York. Pl 3 / No 27. Extremity of Adley's Fall.
16. Amerique Septentrionale-Etat de New-York. Pl 4 / No 28. Rapids on the Hudson at Adley's.
17. Amerique Septentrionale-Etat de New-York. Pl 1 / No 29. General view of the Hudson at Adley's.
18. Amerique Septentrionale-Etat de New-York. Pl 2 / No 30. Road and Bridge over the Mohawk.
19. Amerique Septentrionale-Etat de New-York. Pl 3 / No 31. Commencement of the Falls of Canada Creek.
20. Amerique Septentrionale-Etat de New-York. Pl 4 / No 32. Canada Creek Falls.
21. Amerique Septentrionale-Etat de New-York. Pl 1 / No 33. Falls on the Flint river.
22. Amerique Septentrionale-Etat de New-York. Pl 1 / No 37. Falls on the Genesee rivers.
23. Amerique Septentrionale-Etat de New-York. Pl 2 / No 38. Deer Creek Falls.
24. Amerique Septentrionale-Etat de New-York. Pl 3 / No 39. Military post, Sacketts Harbor.
25. Amerique Septentrionale-Etat de Rhode Island. Pl 3 / No 43. Pawtucket Fails.
26. Amerique Septentrionale-Etat de New-Gersey. Pl 2 / No 46. View on the Passaic river.
27. Amerique Septentrionale-Etat de Pensylvanie. Pl 2 / No 50. Walet works on the Schylkill river.
28. Amerique Septentrionale-Etat de Pensylvanie. Pl 3 / No 51. Machine for the portage on the Susquehanna.
29. Amerique Septentrionale-Etat de Virginie. Pl 5 / No 53. View of the natural Bridge.
References
Sabin 48916; Howes M592; Ray, French 110; Streeter II, 910; Bobins III 817. [Not in Abbey Travel]
Hand coloured plates
29
Binding/Size
L=FOLIO
Category
The Americas, Travel/Scenery
Value
$5,001-25,000
Stock ID
995