Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 7

Price Realized: $ 2,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
(COLONIAL ERA.) Pierre Canot, engraver; after Thomas Howdell. A South East View of the City of New York. Engraving, 16 3/4 x 23 inches, on laid paper, with caption in English and French; minimal wear. London: John Bowles, circa 1768

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A bucolic view of farm pastures in lower Manhattan. The main building seen in the distance is King's College Hall, which then housed New York's recently launched first college--now Columbia University. The key here describes it simply as "New Colledge." Behind it is the first Trinity Church. In the distance to the right is the wilderness of Staten Island. Published as part of the Scenographia Americana series. Cresswell 551. Provenance: Old Print Shop.