22.15 - Distillerie de Mr. Pierpont, sur l’lsle Longue / Pierpont’s Distillery on Long Island, ca 1870, by Jacques Gerard Milbert, Paris


The print is by the famous French naturalist and artist, Milbert.  He spent 7 years in the United States traveling and recording his experiences as part of a scientific mission in 1815.  Milbert’s drawings were engraved upon his return to Paris in 1822.  The lithographic stone images appeared in the publication Itinerarie Pittoresque that contained some 50 prints of the United States.  This image of Long Island, New York engraved by one of many lithographers that included Adam, Bichebois, Deroy, Dupressoir and Joly.  This view depicts a distillery along the coast of Long Island, with a sailboat dominating the foreground.  The print is rated Very Good [see our rating criteria on the Home Page] with only light toning noted along the edges of the sheet.  It measures approximately (11.6″ x 8.1″ – 29.5 x 20.6 cm).

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