“New York.” After J.R. Smith. From John H. Hinton’s The History and Topography of the United States of North America. Boston: S. Walker, 1832-56. Steel engraving. Ca. 5 1/4 x 7 1/2. Very good condition.
An image from one of the more popular nineteenth-century view books, Hinton’s History and Topography. This work contained text and numerous illustrations documenting the history and topography of the United States. Hinton used many different artists, all the engravings being made from drawings made on the spot. For their wide coverage, accurate detail, and pleasing appearance, these are amongst the finest small images of early nineteenth century America to be found anywhere.