Jacques Milbert. "McComb's Bridge Avenue." From A Series of Picturesque Views in North America.
Paris: 1825. 7 1/4 x 10 1/2. Lithograph by Mlle. Formentin. Original hand color. Plus margins. Reference: Stokes, Iconography of Manhattan Island. III, pp. 568-9. $450
One of fourteen scarce views, this one being of Harlem, done by Milbert when he was exercising his artistic talents in the new American culture. Besides exercising his talents, Milbert was teaching art and printing for collectors in France as well as America. Here is one of the earliest views of Harlem, thus far up the island of Manhattan. A fine early and scarce piece of New York history.