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Guide to the Anthony Imbert Lithographs
1825–circa 1835, undated
 PR-225

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Collection processed by Jenny Gotwals (2003); migrated to ArchivesSpace by Joseph Ditta (2020)

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on July 01, 2020
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Scope and Contents

The collection contains plates from Cadwallader Colden's Memoir prepared at the request of the Common Council of New York, and presented to the mayor of the city, at the celebration of the completion of the New York Canals (New York: W. A. Davis, 1825), a book which was published to celebrate the opening of the Erie Canal and was the first monumental book with lithographic plates. Several of these plates are views of local fire companies. Also included are many views of New York City buildings; some drawn by A. J. Davis in 1827–1828 and published as  Views of The Public Buildings in the City of New-York [1826–1828]. A broadside with an illustration of the American Hotel is also included. Views of buildings in Brooklyn and the Bronx are included, as are two lithographs of Niagara Falls. A piece of sheet music, one of the earliest to be lithographed in New York, is also part of the collection.

Arrangement

The collection is organized in nine categories:

  1. Plates from Cadwallader Colden, Memoir prepared at the request of the Common Council of New York, and presented to the mayor of the city, at the celebration of the completion of the New York Canals, 1825
  2. Plates from Views of The Public Buildings in the City of New-York, [1826–1828]
  3. Other views of Manhattan, undated
  4. Views of Brooklyn, undated
  5. Views of The Bronx, undated
  6. Views of New York State, 1829, circa 1835, undated
  7. Portraits, [1830–1831], undated
  8. Sheet music, [1823–1826]
  9. Miscellaneous, circa 1826, 1829–1835, undated