Colored engravings of American scenery [electronic resource] : Proposals for publishing to subscribers only, a connected series of forty atmospheric or historic views of American scenery, from water color drawings by Geo. Harvey, A.N.A.
- Harvey, George, approximately 1800-1878
- [New York and London] : [Published by George Harvey], [1840-1841]
- Physical Description:
- 4 unnumbered pages ; 25 cm
- Harvey, George, approximately 1800-1878. Harvey's connected series of forty views of American scenery
- Harvey, George, approximately 1800-1878. Harvey's scenes of the primitive forest of America
- Publishers and publishing—New York (State)—New York
- Publishers and publishing—England—London
- Aquatint—United States—19th century
- Aquatint—Great Britain—19th century
- Related Titles:
- London, September 9th, 1841. In consequence of the great difficulty in procuring colourists ...
- Prospectus for Harvey's connected series of forty views of American scenery, the first number of which was printed by Charles Vinten at New York in 1841. "Those wishing to subscribe will please to give their names to his agents, or write, post-paid, directed to Mr. Harvey, Chambers St., N.Y."--p. ., Caption title., Includes, on p. , three letters of recommendation dated from July to October, 1840, and on p. , a descriptive list of the forty views to be published., "London, September 9th, 1841. In consequence of the great difficulty in procuring colourists to tint the engravings suitable to the wishes of Mr. Harvey ... he has thought it due to the interest of his subscribers, that the present part, now ready for delivery, should be put forth complete in itself. ... Orders received by Mr. Harvey, 16, Foley Place, Great Portland Street, or Messrs. Ackermann & Co. Strand."--p. ., Differences in the typography and in the spelling of color (colour) between the prospectus, p. [1-3], and the letter dated at London, p. , and knowledge that the artist returned to London in 1841, suggest that the prospectus was issued in New York during the last three months of 1840, and that undistributed copies were brought to London by Harvey where the September letter was added., Apparently insufficient subscriptions were received in either the United States or Great Britain to encourage publication of more than the first four views in the series. These were republished later in 1841 in both London and New York as Harvey's scenes of the primitive forest of America., Not in Checklist Amer. imprints., and AVAILABLE ONLINE TO AUTHORIZED PSU USERS.
- Reproduction Note:
- Electronic text and image data. [Chester, Vt. : Readex, a division of Newsbank, Inc., 2005. Includes files in TIFF, GIF and PDF formats with inclusion of keyword searchable text. (American broadsides and ephemera. First series ; no. 5674).
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