Montreal. Canada.

Montreal.

New York: Chas. Magnus & Co, 1862. Hand colored chromolithograph, part of a series by the New York publisher Magnus, who is known for his city views and Civil War items, ca. 1862. A view of the city of Montreal with a canal in the foreground, strolling couples, and many buildings shown in great detail. The two towers of Notre Dame are clearly visible at the center of the engraving. In the far distance is the St. Lawrence River, with the Victoria Bridge stretching across it. The bridge, the longest in the world at the time, was opened in 1859; it was the first to span the river and it carried both freight and passenger trains as part of the Grand Trunk Railway. A plume of smoke from a locomotive can clearly be seen at the far right. With a gilt border at the top and bottom edges, and with the title 'Montreal' in gilt below the image. Image 19 1/2 x 8 1/2". Paper size 21 x 9 3/4". Image slightly chipped, esp at upper and lower right hand side corners. Some vertical creasing to right and left edges, primarily in the sky. Good. Item #15489

Price: $450.00

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