The Old Print Shop

New York from Long Island.

  • ARTIST: John Wood

  • PUBLISHER: Published by J. Wood & W. Rollinson February 14th 1801.

  • MEDIUM: Aquatint and engraving,

    DATE: 1801.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 13 1/2 x 20" (34.5 x 50.7 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Drawn by J. Wood. Engd. Wm. Rollinson. John Wood was born in Scotland in 1775 and arrived in America around the turn of the nineteenth century. He was a teacher, author, mapmaker, and bookseller. He produced one other view that was not noted by Deak, "Philadelphia from Cooper's-Ferry." Around 1810 he moved to Virginia and was made the official cartographer of the state. A very rare print.. <br><br> "Here, in one of the most beautiful prints of eighteenth-century New York, we view the city from across the pastoral shores of Long Island. The skyline is crowded with the spires of churches - the skyscrapers of the day - stretching their lyrical forms above the dense mass of buildings huddled on Manhattan Island." - Deak "Picturing America, 1497-1899."

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: A very strong impression.

  • CONDITION: Good condition, lacks lower publication line. Four small holes in each corner of the margin where it was likely tacked to a wall.

  • REFERENCE: Deak, Picturing America #240; Stauffer #2723; Stokes Iconography, v.. 1, p.74 and pp. 459-60.

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