Ambroise-Louis Garneray. “Vue de Philadelphie.”
Paris: Paris chez Hocquart rue St. Jacques No. 64. New-York, Published by Bailly, Ward and Co., c. 1843. Aquatint by Sigismond Himely. 12 1/16 x 17 11/16. Original hand color. Very good condition. Very scarce. A/A
A quite scarce French print of the city of Philadelphia circa 1834. Ambroise-Louis Garneray (1783-1870) was a painter of marine views the celebrated ports of the world and ships with full sails. Most of his works celebrated the ports of France, however, he produced three views of American ports: New York, New Orleans, and this view of Philadelphia. According to Gloria Deak’s Picturing America (items 432-3) almost all his views showed sailing ships in harbors although steam was already well used by then.