Pair of 1798 New York Federal Period Political Prints
1798-Dated Federal Period, Pair of Matched New York Political Prints, “SENATORS OF NEW YORK,” and “Members of the House of Assembly of New York in 1798,” both Very Fine.
1. “SENATORS OF NEW YORK,” Choice Fine. Measuring 17” x 7” with Profile Portraits of 18 New York Senators, identified both by the county or district they represented, and by their last name: Hommedieu, Gold, Jones, Cantine, Silvester, Graham, Thompson, Sanger, Phelps, Morris, White, Van Vechten, Ogden, Gansevoort, Gelston, Warner, Howard, and Fonda. Toned print with four horizontal folds, a paper tape repair on verso, two tiny pinholes in upper left quadrant, and minor staining and soiling on front. With proper matting and framing, this print would be an excellent display piece.
2. “Members of the House of Assembly of New York in 1798,” Very Fine. Measuring 16.25” x 12.75”, scattered light foxing, one or two marginal tears. A collection of 36 round vignettes with the images, names, and the counties they represent of all the Assemblymen of New York in 1798. A fabulous original display piece. The first we’ve encountered. (2 prints)