A SOUTH WEST VIEW OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK IN NORTH AMERICA. DRAWN ON THE SPOT BY CAPT. THOMAS HOWDELL, OF THE ROYAL ARTILLERY. 1768.

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Thomas Howdell


A South West View of the City of New York in North America. drawn on the spot by Capt. Thomas Howdell, of the Royal Artillery. 1768.

Watercolor on paper. 1768, c.1930.
Image size 10 x 19 3/4" (25.3 x 50.1 cm)
Good condition save for faint mat line and glue remnants along outer edge of paper, well outside of image.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 93496
Price: $1,500.00
Publisher :
Signed in pencil l.r. "Hosier" A numbered key identifies the following: 1. The Harbor; 2. Nutting Island (Governors Island); 3. Staten Island; 4. Long Island; Rutger's House; South River; Brew House. This view was taken from the southern slope of what used to be called Mount Pitt, which is now near the intersection of Henry and Montgomery Streets on the east side of Manhattan. The large church steeple on the far right is Trinity Church. This watercolor was taken directly from the large engraving produced for the series "Scenographia Americana" 18th-19th Century Subjects , Town Views-(By Regions And States)

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