Weld, Isaac Jr.  "View of the Falls of Niagara”

Weld, Isaac Jr. "View of the Falls of Niagara”

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Isaac Weld, Jr.  “View of the Falls of Niagara.” 

From Travels through the states of North America...during 1795, 1796 and 1797.  London: John Stockdale, 1798.  Engraving.  6 1/4 x 8 7/8.  Folds as issued.  Fine condition.  Impressions of Niagara: 22.  

An attractive and accurate view of Niagara Falls from an early travel account of an eighteenth century visitor to America.  This image of Niagara was drawn by Isaac Weld during his travels through the United States from 1795 to 1797.  So impressed was Weld with this famous site that he had an entire chapter on Niagara Falls, which included three views and a map.  This view is the Weld’s general view of the two falls, and it is interesting for its accuracy, especially compared to many of the other images of Niagara in the eighteenth century.   The view is also interesting in its perspective from the river bank below the falls, with two figures shown in the foreground to give the image perspective.