Vue generale de l'ecole militaire de West-point. General view of the military school - West-point. Jacques Milbert.

Vue generale de l'ecole militaire de West-point. General view of the military school - West-point.

Paris & London: Ardit & Coindet, 1830. A handsome lithograph of West Point from Jacques Milbert's superlative collection of views entitled "Itineraire Pittoresque du Fleuve Hudson et des Parties Laterales de l'Amerique du Nord...". Milbert, who trained as an engineer, came to the United States in 1815, and stayed for 7 years. As drawing was a compulsory part of any engineers training, he was to show his talent in the quality of the 53 views he made of places he visited. They form one of the most accurate portrayals of the Northeast in the period. They are also an early example of the use of lithography for topographical prints. Lithograph with later hand color, very good condition. Engraved area 11.5 x 10", framed archivally, measuring 21 x 18.25" Item #16101

Price: $750.00

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