Unattributed. "Front View of the President's House in the City of Washington"
Title page from Charles William Janson's Stranger in America. London: James Cundee, 1807. 9 x 7 3/8 (sheet). Sepia aquatint. Quarter inch repaired tear right hand side and some minor scuffing not affecting image. Else, very good condition. Very rare.
Charles William Janson resided in the United States from 1793 to 1805. He travelled the United States and eventually issued in 1807 a petulant account of his years in America. This volume included nine aquatints depicting six scenes in Philadelphia, one of Mount Vernon and one in Boston. But most importantly this book contains the earliest known published image of the White House. A very scarce and important print.