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Book Number 844 
Author Milbert, Jacques Gerard 
Title Itineraire pittoresque du Fleuve Hudson et des parties laterales de L’Amerique du Nord. 
Date 1826 
Publisher Henry Gaugain, Lambert et Cie. 
Place of Publication Paris 
Edition First edition. 
Volume Information Atlas volume only. 
Cover rebacked expertly saving the original spine. 
Illustration Lithographed decorative pictorial title on buff paper, double-paged lithographed hand coloured map by H.Taquet dated 1826, side panels with list of plates. 48 (out of 54) superbly hand coloured lithographed views after Milbert by Deroy, Sabatier, Bichebois, V.Adam, Tirpenne, Joly and Villeneuve, on Indian paper mounted. It lacks the seven following plates (number 41, 44, 45, 48, 49, 51and 54). 
Size Folio (500 x 335mm). 
Condition minor marks on plates 21 and 34, printing flaw across bottom cover of plate 38 (a proof before title), occasional minor spotting in margins only, the images unaffected, 
Reference Howes M592; Sabin 48916; Streeter 2, 910. 
Translation Info  
Notes 1826-28. The first edition of an outstanding series of American views. Milbert spent seven years in the United States, beginning in 1815, under the auspices of the Museum of Natural History in Paris. Milbert brought back to France the sketches from which the present lithographed views were made. It includes fine views of New York City (2), Long Island, Tarrytown, West Point (2), Hudson Falls (2), Albany (2), Saratoga Springs and Niagara (3) taken during Milbert’s travels in America between 1815 and 1822. 
Price (US$) 15000  
Short Description Book Voyages General; Book Plate Books Colour; Book Americas U.S. 

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