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Cathedrale de la Nouvelle - Orleans. ( St. Louis Cathedral )

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  • MEDIUM: Engraving with modern handcoloring,

    DATE: c. 1845

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 8 x 6" ( 203 x 152 mm)

  • DESCRIPTION: 19th-century perspective of Cathedrale de la Nouvelle-Orleans (St. Louis Cathedral), captured as a steel engraving and handcolored to highlight the details. The cathedral depicted in this historical scene reflects its appearance prior to the extensive rebuild in the 1850s, showcasing the architectural evolution and historical significance of this iconic landmark in the French Quarter of New Orleans. <br><br> The Cathedral-Basilica of Saint Louis, King of France, also known as St. Louis Cathedral, stands as a historic landmark in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana. This prominent Roman Catholic cathedral, located on the Place John Paul II and facing Jackson Square and the Mississippi River, is the oldest cathedral in continuous use in the United States. The original church, built in 1718, was replaced by a larger brick and timber structure completed in 1727, only to be destroyed by the Great New Orleans Fire of 1788. Reconstructed in 1789 during the Spanish Louisiana period and elevated to cathedral rank in 1793, this second St. Louis Cathedral was significantly expanded and rebuilt in the 1850s, leaving little of the 1789 structure intact. The cathedral depicted in this historical scene reflects its appearance prior to the extensive rebuild in the 1850s, showcasing its architectural evolution and enduring significance.

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: This piece is in a mat for handling. 18 x 14" mat.

  • CONDITION: Good condition.

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