New York: Harper's Weekly, 1892.
Woodcut with modern hand coloring. Sheet measures 45.75" x 15.75".
This impressive 1892 bird's-eye view was issued to depict the celebrations for the four hundred year anniversary of Columbus' landing in 1492. Drawn by Victor Perard, shows a stunning view of the New York Skyline looking towards the harbor and New Jersey. The buildings on Manhattan can be viewed in the foreground with the ships and naval vessels of all shapes and sizes parade the harbor. The Statue of Liberty, dedicated in 1886, can be seen in mid-ground while New Jersey and Staten Island can be seen near the horizon. The print appeared in the October 22, 1892 edition of the Harper's Weekly. In good condition with minor wear along the original folds. Minor edge wear.
Harper's Weekly was a New York-based illustrated political magazine published from 1857 until 1916. The magazine featured foreign and domestic news, fiction, essays on many subjects, and humor. Its most well-known contributor was Thomas Nast, who made his career doing political cartoons for the publication.
Illustrator: Victor Perard