"Maine. Bangor" c 1850's Birds-eye View - Charles Magnus


Very detailed engraving depicting a birds-eye view of “MAINE. BANGOR.” with original hand-coloring on heavy black stock with gold border.   (Image: 4 3/8 x 7 ¾’’) 

Published in New York, c. mid 1850’s by Charles Magnus - best known today for the colorful patriotic envelopes and letter sheets he issued. As one of his “most effective techniques” he also published a deluxe edition of city views, where “he printed the image on paper having wide black margins, colored the view, and enclosed it within a gold border. When framed it would have resembled an expensive glass-mounted print.” (Ref: Reps, Washington on View, pg 128).

This image is a scarce original from the deluxe edition.

Presented in an archival 14 x 11'' mat


  • Inventory# V-2443
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