Very detailed view of a “VIEW OF NEWBURGH” from The History and Topography of the United States of America - “drawn on spot and engraved on steel expressly for this work”. Steel engraving with later hand-coloring. Image Size: 4 x 6''
Published in London by John Tallis & Co., c. 1850.
This view depicts Newburgh, New York with the Hudson River in the background. “The appearance of the town, as seen from the water, is highly interesting. A steam ferry connects it with Fishkill, on the opposite bank, and a branch railroad extends from this town to the New York and Erie railroad, at Chester. Newburgh is well built, and contains 10 churches, 5 banks…Three or four newspapers are published here…Pop. Of the township, 11,415” (1853 Gazetteer of the United States).
Presented in an archival 11 x 14'' mat