Jacques Gerard Milbert. “Vue du Cours supérieur de la rivière Mohawk qui se réunit au fleuve Hudson. Etat de New-York.” From Amérique Septentrionale.
Paris, ca. 1825. Lithograph by Langlumé. 9 1/2 x 14 1/2. Light hand color. Repaired tears in bottom margin. Light old mat stain in margins. Very good condition.
Besides for his Itinéraire Pittoresque, Milbert also produced a number of other series of views of America, including a set of seven images titled Amérique Septentrionale. This image is from that set and it shows up upper regions of the Mohawk River in New York State. It is typical of Milbert’s excellent artistic ability and provides a wonderful image of this important region shortly after the opening of the Erie Canal. Slightly larger and much rarer than the Itinéraire prints, this is a most desirable American print.
Other prints from Milbert's Itinéraire Pittoresque and other works
“Falls of Mount Ida, above the city of Troy.” [Rensselaer County, NY]
“Bridge on the Hudson River near Luzerne.” [Warren County, NY]
“Falls on the Flint River.” [Finger Lakes region, NY] hand color
“Falls of the Genesee Rivers.” [Rochester, New York]
“Mills on the Black River.” [Jefferson County, NY]
“Theresa Falls, Indian River.” [Jefferson County, NY]
"Commencement of Passaic Falls." [Morris County, NJ]
"Falls near Schooley’s Springs." [Morris County, NJ]
“Falls of Cohoes of the river Mohawk.” [Saratoga County, NY]
“Military Post, Sacketts harbor.” [Jefferson County, NY]
“Chereza Falls Indian River.” [Jefferson County, NY]
“Falls on the Flint River.” [Finger Lakes region, NY]
“Deer Creek Falls.” [Jefferson County, NY]
From Amérique Septentrionale:
"Machine à Vapeur sur la Rivière Schuylkill/Walet [sic] works on the Schuylkill River" [Schuylkill Water Works, Philadelphia]