Hellgate River crossing 1855-60 Western U.S. fine old litho view prints lot x 2Brian DiMambro- Antiquarian
Crossing the Hellgate River May 5th 1854.
Crossing the Hellgate River January 6th 1854.
(Western United States- Oregon)
Issued 1855-60, by U.S. Gov. for the Exploration for Pacific Railroad route survey between St. Paul & Puget Sound under the direction of Isaac Stevens.
Lithographed NY by Sarony, Major & Knapp.
A pair of two (2) excellent tinted color lithographed prints. Among the first published views of this western site and region in general. Still largely under valued and appreciated, an important visual artifact issued during the expansion of the population within the country as it moved westward.
Paper and image remains clean and well preserved with a fine patina and visual appeal.
Sheets measure c. 8 1/4 "H x 11 1/2" W.
Printed areas measure c. 5 3/4"H x 8 3/4"W.