Unattributed. “The North Eastern Part of the United States.” From N. P. Willis’ American Scenery.
London: George Virtue, [1839-1840]. 7 ¼ x 9 ½. Steel engraving. Original outline hand coloring. Fine condition.
This map shows the route (indicated in red) of British landscape artist William Henry Bartlett (1809-1854) during his visits to the United States. Bartlett was famous for his views of all parts of the world. He made several trips to the United States in order to gather sketches for a book about American scenery to written by N.P. Willis and published by George Virtue. This work, American Scenery, discussed the natural wonders, architectural monuments and city landmarks of America, and the text was accompanied by a charming collection of views of these sites drawn by Bartlett. This was one of the most successful and popular series of such views of the nineteenth century.