Dec 09, 2021 - Sale 2591

Sale 2591 - Lot 389

Price Realized: $ 750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 250 - $ 300
(NEW YORK CITY.) Matthew Dripps; after C. B. de St. Memin. A View of the City of New York from Brooklyn Heights in 1798. Engraved panorama of lower Manhattan on bond paper. 4 1/2x59 inches overall, folding into publisher's 12mo format half morocco case with the Seal of the City of New York stamped in gilt to upper cover; minor wear; bookplates of Benjamin DeForest Curtiss and Watertown Library to front pastedown (Curtiss sale, Swann 17 November 1977, lot 413, $200). New York, circa 1860

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The St. Memin panorama, traditionally found in D.T. Valentine's Manual for 1861 (and with that imprint), but here separately issued by Dripps and in a fabulous thematic publisher's binding. "This panoramic view, on account of its size, and because of the accuracy of the drawing, gives the best depiction which we have of the East River front of New York at the close of the eighteenth century. It is also one of the few early views to give the names of the important buildings" - Stokes, Iconography III. 541, pl. 80a.