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American Scenery; or, Land, Lake, and River Illustrations of Transatlantic Nature. 1840.

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William Henry Bartlett, an English watercolorist, first traveled to North America in 1836 and began producing colored drawings of views popular American and European travelers. American Scenery, a two-volume compendium of 118 steel engravings of these views, was published simultaneously in London and New York with descriptions by Romantic novelist N.P. Willis. Forty-seven views of the Hudson River region are included here. (See also Prints.)
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Picturesque America, or, The Land We Live In. 1874.

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Poet and publisher William Cullen Bryant edited this two-volume work about the United States, which included essays by writers well-known in their regions, each illustrated by engravings of prominent views. Five chapters dealing with the Hudson River region are included here.
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