Lot 108 View Catalog
Archive of approx 420 steel portrait engravings of noted 18th and 19th century figures, mostly Americans, including political, religious, literary, and military notables, among others. Various size 6¾"x10" - 8"x10½" cleanly removed from period books. A sampling includes: John Audubon; Fisher Ames; Washington Allston; Bishop James O. Andrew; John Jacob Astor; Daniel Boone; Commodore Joshua Barney; William Bainbridge; Nathaniel P. Banks; Samuel P. Bates; Thomas Hart Benton; Edwin Booth; John C. Breckinridge; Ambrose Burnside; William Cullen Bryant; Daniel Boone; Henry Clay; Samuel Chase; Lewis Cass; Roscoe Conkling; John C. Calhoun; Bishop Thomas Coke; James Fenimore Cooper; Henry Clay; DeWitt Clinton; General George Armstrong Custer; Stephen Douglas; Stephen Decatur; General Lafayette; Fernando DeSoto; Jefferson Davis; Edward Everett; Jonathan Edwards; Oliver Ellsworth; Benjamin Franklin; John C. Fremont; David Farragut; Robert Fulton; Andrew H. Foote; Michael Faraday; Albert Gallatin; Horatio Gates; Nathanael Greene; Horace Greely; Sam Houston; Alexander Hamilton; Patrick Henry; William Henry Harrison; Henry Halleck; Joseph Hooker; Commodore Esek Hopkins; Samuel Huntington; Washington Irving; John Paul Jones; Stonewall Jackson; John Jay; Henry Knox; Henry Laurens; Robert E. Lee; Henry Lee; James Lawrence; Benjamin Lincoln; Robert Livingston; Jenny Lind; John Marshall; Dolly Madison; George McClellan; Daniel Morgan; Francis Marion; Florence Nightingale; James Otis; William Pinkney; Edgar Alan Poe; William Penn; David Porter; Israel Putnam; John Randolph; William Seward; Peter Stuyvesant; John Stark; Roger Sherman; Arthur St. Clair; Frederick von Steuben; Daniel Webster; Benjamin West; Joseph Warren; and many more. Some duplication. Minor wear; occasional foxing; most with pencil identifications at top margins; else VG/Fine.