By: Oddie, Walter Meigs (1807 or 1808 - 1865) and Henry Meigs (1782-1861)
New York City, 1828
Seller ID: 006534
Binding: Hardcover. Cloth spine. Marbled pastedown on
Original watercolors of rural Manhattan as it appeared in 1828. Among these, and captioned, are a farmhouse on Broadway and 8th Street; Kips Bay, showing a boy sailing a small craft with a farmhouse in the background; a house in Bloomingdale, the location of an early village now the Upper West Side along the river between 96th and 106th Streets; and a stately mansion surrounded by fields and less important buildings we would conjecture in or around Bloomingdale but captioned, surely incorrectly, the Battery. Most of the paintings are uncaptioned. Of these, some are surely the Upper Hudson are... View More...