After John Bachmann. “Microscopic View of Philadelphia.”
Philadelphia: John Weik, 1869. 5 x 7 7/8. Lithograph by Edward Herline. Print has been backed with rice paper. Very good condtion. A/A
Beginning around mid-century, bird’s-eye views of American cities became very popular. These were originally issued in the large folio size, but publishers, such as John Weik of Philadelphia and Charles Magnus of New York, soon realized that there was a market for smaller versions of these prints. This view of the city is looking from West Philadelphia to the Delaware River. A most unusual perspective.