The Old Print Shop


  • ARTIST: John Bachmann

  • PUBLISHER: No publisher noted.

  • MEDIUM: Three stone lithograph

    DATE: c.1851.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 21 7/8 x 32" (55.7 x 81.2 cm)

  • DESCRIPTION: A fine bird's eye view of New Orleans based on John Bachmann iconic lithograph. This view seems to be a proof impression by C. Matter and J.H. Locher. At first glance It looks to be a proof of Bachmann’s iconic view, but looking at the details there are differences in some of the shipping and figures on the shoreline.<br><br> This view lacks the normal imprints that are shown, I.E. Bird’s Eye View of; Drawn on stone by C. Matter; Printed by R. Furrer, etc.<br><br> The view is likely drawn from Bachmann's view of the City. Matter and Locher are known to have copied a number of Bachmann’s views and published them as their own.<br><br> Very scarce. This is the first time that we have recorded of having this lithograph.


  • CONDITION: Overall in good condition. Printed in color and finished by hand. Backed with ricepaper.

  • REFERENCE: Reps, "Views and View Makers" 1151 (Bachmann). Matter & Locher imprint not noted.