Very detailed engraving depicting a bird-eye view of “NEW ORLEANS.” with original hand-coloring on heavy black stock with gold border. Image size: 4 3/4 x 7 7/8''.
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 11 x 14'' mat