18th Century Engraving “View of the West Bank of the Hudson’s River”

18th Century Engraving “View of the West Bank of the Hudson’s River”
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Price: $295.00


Description: We offer an excellent engraving of the Hudson River from: Travels through the Interior Parts of America : In a Series of Letters / Thomas Anburey. London : Printed for W. Lane, 1789, v. 1, opp. p. 433. The image size is 7 ¾” x 15 ⅞” on laid paper, 9 ¼” x 16 ¾”. Item #PR00183.

Titled under the image: "View of the West Bank of the Hudson's River, Three Miles above Still Water, Upon Which the Army, Under the Command of Lt. General Burgoyne, Took Post on the 20th September, 1777 (Shewing General Frazer's Funeral.) Published as the Act directs, Jany. 1789, by William Lane, Leadenhall Street, London. Barlow sculp."

The engraving features a view of the west bank of the Hudson River, with three stylized hills in the background, and a wonderfully detailed account of a military encampment. British soldiers march up the rightmost hill in General Frazer’s funeral procession. On the east bank a group of Iroquois spectators talk and smoke a pipe.

Condition: The print retains creases from when it was a foldout illustration, there are some remnants of adhesive tape from prior framing, and several repaired tears at the margins on verso. There are also several scattered areas of thinning paper on verso, not very visible on recto.Good only, but still quite displayable.