Slender-Leaved Gerardia (Background- View Near Fort Montgomery).

New York: D. Appleton & Co, 1845. This delightful view of the river looks towards Garrison from Fort Montgomery. Sugarloaf Mountain is prominent in the distance ("rising nearly 800 feet in height"). The text mentions the nearby Beverley House, "the property now owned by Mr. Arden." Lithograph with the flowers hand colored; the view in black & white. From "American Wild Flowers in their Native Haunts" by Emma C. Embury, Drawn and colored from nature by Edwin Whitefield. Whitefield's lithographs were printed by Lewis & Brown, one of the very early firms to produce chromolithographic illustrations for books. Image approximately 6 x 7" on paper 9 1/2 x 7" Very good condition. Item #16117

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