American Scenery: Or, Land, Lake, and River Illustrations of Transatlantic Nature (Cambridge Library Collection - North American History)

American Scenery: Or, Land, Lake, and River Illustrations of Transatlantic Nature (Cambridge Library Collection - North American History)

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Nathaniel Parker Willis (1806-67) came from a publishing family and began his writing career with contributions to magazines. He also wrote poetry and plays but is best remembered as a travel writer. In this two-volume work of 1840, his contribution (described on the title page as 'the literary department') was to provide a narrative for prints from the engravings of William Henry Bartlett (1809-54), the famous British landscape artist, who followed already established tourist routes in the United States to make his drawings. Each of Bartlett's 119 engravings is accompanied by a short essay by Willis, who states in the preface that it is his intention to bring to the reader at home 'at small cost' the sensations of travel which 'those whose lot is domestic and retired' would never be in a position to experience for themselves. The extremely popular work remained in print for thirty years.

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Volume I: 1. Portrait of Mr. Bartlett; 2. Niagara Falls, from the ferry; 3. View from West Point; 4. Trenton Falls, view down the ravine; 5. View from Mount Holyoke; 6. The outlet of Niagara River; 7. The Palisades, Hudson River; 8. The rapids above the falls of Niagara; 9. Saratoga Lake; 10. The colonnade of Congress Hall, Saratoga Springs; 11. Albany; 12. Crow's nest, from Bull Hill, West Point; 13. View below Table Rock; 14. Lake Winipiseogee; 15. The tomb of Kosciusko; 16. The Horshoe Fall at Niagara, with the tower; 17. The Narrows, at Staten Island; 18. View of the Capitol at Washington; 19. View of the ruins of Fort Ticonderoga; 20. View from Fort Putnam; 21. View of State Street, Boston; 22. Niagara Falls, from Clifton House; 23. View from Hyde Park; 24. Village of Sing-Sing; 25. View from Ruggle's House, Newburgh; 26. Descent into the Valley of Wyoming; 27. Boston, from Dorchester Heights; 28. View of Faneuil Hall, Boston; 29. New York Bay, from the Telegraph Station; 30. Peekskill Landing; 31. Light House, near Caldwell Landing; 32. Harper's Ferry, from the Potomac side; 33. Caldwell, Lake George; 34. Centre Harbour, Lake Winipiseogee; 35. Yale College, at New Haven; 36. Willey House; 37. Battle Monument, Baltimore; 38. Forest Scene on Lake Ontario; 39. Viaduct on the Baltimore and Washington Railroad; 40. The Indian Falls near Coldspring; 41. Columbia Bridge, on the Susquehanna; 42. The Genessee Falls, Rochester; 43. The Ferry at Brooklyn, New York; 44. Rail-road scene, Little Falls; 45. Utica; 46. The Landing, on the American side, Falls of Niagara; 47. View from Mount Washington; 48. Mount Washington, and the White Hills; 49. The Park and City Hall, New York; 50. The two lakes, and the mountain house on the Catskills; 51. Trenton High Falls; 52. The valley of the Shenandoah, from Jefferson's Rock; 53. Lockport, Erie Canal; 54. The tomb of Washington, Mount Vernon; 55. Black Mountain, Lake George; 56. Valley of the Connecticut, from Mount Holyoke; 57. View on the Erie Canal, near Little Falls; 58. Hudson Highlands, from Bull Hill; 59. Villa on the Hudson, near Weehawken; 60. View of Meredith, New Hampshire; 61. Ballston Springs; 62. The Narrows, from Fort Hamilton; 63. The Notch House, White Mountains; 64. Wilkesbarre, Vale of Wyoming; 65. Squawm Lake, New Hampshire; 66. Sabbath-Day Point, Lake George; Volume II: 1. Vignette. Entrance to the Hudson Highlands, near Newburgh; 2. The Catterskill Falls, from below; 3. The Catterskill Falls, from above the ravine; 3. Winter scene on the Catterskills; 4. Winter scene on the Catterskills; 5. Rogers' slide, Lake George; 6. The Gothic Church, Newhaven; 7. Niagara Falls, from the top of the ladder, on the American side; 8. Saw-Mill at Centre Harbour, Lake Winnipiseogee; 9. Little Falls, on the Mohawk; 10. Bridge at Norwich, Connecticut; 11. Undercliff, near Cold Spring; 12. Boston, and Bunker Hill, from the east; 13. Mount Jefferson, from Mount Washington; 14. Mount Tom, and the Connecticut River; 15. The Silver Sascade, in the notch of the White Mountains; 16. View of New York, from Weehawken; 17. The President's House from the river; 18. View on the Susquehannah, at Liverpool; 19. Desert Rock Lighthouse, Maine; 20. Washington's House, Mount Vernon; 21. Village of Little Falls, Mohawk River; 22. Harper's Ferry, from the Blue Ridge; 23. Barhydt's Lake, near Saratoga; 24. Fairmount Gardens, Philadelphia; 25. Sing-Sing Prison, and Tappan Sea; 26. Washington, from the President's house; 27. View of Baltimore; 28. The Exchange, and Girard's Bank, Philadelphia; 29. Principal front of the Capitol, Washington; 30. The Narrows, Lake George; 31. Natural Bridge, Virginia; 32. View of the Passaic Falls; 33. View of Northumberland, on the Susquehanna; 34. Pulpit Rock, White Mountains; 35. View of Hudson City, and the Catskill Mountains; 36. Scene among the Highlands on Lake Geor

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  • publication date: 24/09/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781108003322
  • Format: Other Formats, Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 505
  • ID: 9781108003322
  • weight: 1520
  • ISBN10: 110800332X

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