American scenery, or, Land, lake, and river illustrations of transatlantic nature

Collection Data

Willis, Nathaniel Parker, 1806-1867 (Author)
Bartlett, W. H. (William Henry), 1809-1854 (Illustrator)
Creswick, Thomas, 1811-1869 (Illustrator)
Doughty, Thomas, 1793-1856 (Illustrator)
Room, Henry, 1802-1850 (Illustrator)
Wallis, Robert, 1794-1878 (Etcher)
Cousen, John, 1804-1880 (Etcher)
Willmore, James Tibbetts, 1800-1863 (Etcher)
Brandard, Robert, 1805-1862 (Etcher)
Adlard, Henry (Etcher)
Richardson, George K., d. ca. 1891 (Etcher)
Holl, Benjamin, 1808-1884 (Engraver)
Hughes, William, 1817-1876 (Cartographer)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1840
Place: London
Publisher: George Virtue
Library locations
Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy
Shelf locator: IID (Willis, N. P. American scenery)
United States -- Description and travel
United States -- Landscapes
Statement of responsibility: from drawings by W. H. Bartlett ; engraved in the first style of the art, by R. Wallis, J. Cousen, Willmore, Brandard, Adlard, Richardson, &c. ; the literary department by N. P. Willis.
Content: Added engraved title pages, which read: American scenery, by N.P. Willis, Esq., illustrated in a series of views by W.H. Bartlett ...
Content: Originally issued 1837-1840 in 30 monthly pts. and in 7 quarterly pts. Title pages and other preliminaries in pt. 30 and pt. 7, respectively.
Content: Imprint on added title pages: London : George Virtue ; New York : R. Martin & Co.
Content: Imprint on covers of quarterly pts.: London : Published for the proprietors by G. Virtue.
Content: Vol. 1: iv, [iii]-iv, 140 p., [68] leaves of plates; v. 2: iv, 106 p., [53] leaves of plates.
Content: Illustrations: 119 prints (incl. added title pages) : etching ; full-page. By R. Wallis (13), J. Cousen (7), J.T. Willmore (11), R. Brandard (12), H. Adlard (8), G.K. Richardson (5) and 27 others, after W.H. Bartlett (111), T. Creswick (6) and T. Doughty (2). -- Stipple-engraved port. of Bartlett, by B. Holl, after H. Room; full-page map, drawn and engraved by W. Hughes. "In a few copies the plates are hand-colored"--BAL.
Content: Issue in 30 pts.: Each pt. in buff paper covers. Prospectus on p. [4] of covers of pt. 1; publisher's advertisements on p. [4], p. [2] and [4] or p. [2-4] of other pts. List of subscribers inserted in pt. 1. Publisher's notices and/or additional publisher's advertisements inserted in pts. 1-2, 5, 15 and 30; note on publisher's binding inserted in pt. 30.
Content: Issue in 7 pts.: Each pt. in quarter dark brown leather, gilt, and illustrated bright green paper boards. List of subscribers and publisher's advertisements inserted in pt. 1; publisher's advertisements inserted in pt. 7.
Additional physical form: Text and selected images also available in electronic form, digitized by The New York Public Library, as part of: A Hudson River portfolio.
Language: Legends to the ill. in some copies in English, French and German.
Ownership: IID c. 1: Lenox Library.
Ownership: IID c. 2: Astor Library.
Ownership: IID c. 3: Earl of Caithness (armorial bookplate).
Physical Description
Extent: 2 v. :ill., map, port ;28 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Library of Congress Control Number: 01024522
RLIN/OCLC: 2087806
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12688242
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 165a2cb0-d70d-0137-4413-2ba430177672
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