Sale: 359 / Rare Books including Marine Art, Nov. 16./17. 2009 in Hamburg Lot 612

 
Amerika - The city of St. Louis.

612
Amerika
The city of St. Louis., 1874.
Lithograph
Estimate:
€ 600 / $ 660
Sold:
€ 2,640 / $ 2.904

(incl. 20% surcharge)
Lot description
Amerika. - St. Louis. The city of St. Louis. Kolor. Lithographie von Parsons & Atwater bei Currier & Ives, New York 1874. 52 : 83 cm (Darstellung), Blattformat 66 : 97 cm.
Reps S. 78. - Großartiger Blick aus der Vogelschau auf St. Louis. Im Vordergrund der Mississippi mit Brücke und zahlr. Raddampfern. - "Currier & Ives published this view to mark the completion of the great Eads Bridge, an engineering triumph appearing at lower right. There is symbolism here: the railroad whose entry into the city that the bridge made possible was ultimately to be responsible for the demise of the river traffic on which St. Louis depended." - Etw. stockfleckig, linkes Drittel leicht angeschmutzt und lichtrandig.
Magnificent panoramic view of St. Louis with Eads bridge in the foreground crossing the Mississippi river. - Somewhat foxing, left third soiled and slightly discoloured.

612
Amerika
The city of St. Louis., 1874.
Lithograph
Estimate:
€ 600 / $ 660
Sold:
€ 2,640 / $ 2.904

(incl. 20% surcharge)