The Old Print Shop

Detroit in 1820, With view of "Walk-in-the Water."


  • MEDIUM: Lithograph handcolored,

    DATE: c.1872

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 15 x 22 1/4" (382 x 565 mm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Corrie's Detroit Lithogaphic Office. The Vessel from an Original Painting.<br><br> A fine view of early Detroit. This view shows the town from the Canadian shoreline. Although not identified on the print, some of the structures shown are the Truax House, Merchant’s Wharf, the Campau House, Roby Wharf, Fort Shelby, and St. Ann’s Church.<br><br> The steamship Walk-in-the-Water was built in 1818 and was the first steamship to operate on Lake Erie and Lake Michigan. She was wrecked in 1821 off of Buffalo.


  • CONDITION: Good condition and color, chip in lower title margin.

  • REFERENCE: Reps "Views and View Makers" #1751

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