The Old Print Shop

New York from the Steeple of St. Paul's Church, Looking East, South and West.

  • ARTIST: John W. Hill

  • PUBLISHER: Published by Henry I. Megarey, New York.

  • MEDIUM: Aquatint and engraving, printed in color and finished by hand,

    DATE: 1849.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 21 1/4 x 36 1/4" (54 x 92 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Painted by J. W. Hill. Engraved by Henry Papprill. An extraordinary view of Manhattan as a rapidly growing city. "One of the most comprehensive and interesting views of the lower part of the city at this period" I. N. Phelps Stokes. This view shows lower Manhattan from the steeple of St. Paul's Church. Broadway in the main avenue shown. On the left is P.. T. . Barnum's celebrated museum. In the center-right is Mathew Brady's photographic studio. Second state of four. Only one copy of the first state is known.


  • CONDITION: Good condition and color save for some soiling in the margins.

  • REFERENCE: Deak, G. "Picturing America" #578.