Panoramic view of New York, taken from the North River - 1840

Aquatint drawn, engraved and published by Robert Havell (1793-1878), vessels painted by James Fulton Pringle (1788-1847). Copyright 1840. Source: New York Public Library. Enlargements below.

The print contains references in the lower margin to Clinton Market, Washington Market, Shad Fishing, Battery and British Queen (the first transatlantic steamboat). The Hudson (North) River is busy with river traffic. Robert Havell arrived in the United States in 1839.

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Panoramic view of New York, taken from the North River - 1840