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The Hudson River Port Folio. 1820.

Twenty views of the Hudson River painted by Irish watercolorist William Guy Wall were published as aquatints by Henry Megary in New York in the early 1820s. John Hill was the principal engraver. These colorful views were some of the earliest images of the Hudson River to be presented as art and were widely popular.

Itinéraire pittoresque du fleuve Hudson et des parties latérales de l'Amérique du Nord. 1828.

French artist Jacques Milbert toured the Hudson River region in the 1820's and compiled a series of colored drawings of views he encountered on his trip. Upon his return to Paris, an account of his travels illustrated with lithographs of the views introduced the beauties of the Hudson River to the European public. Thirty of the fifty-four views depicting the region are included here.

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

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 Literature.)
Views from The Hudson, From The Wilderness to the Sea. 1866.

The region's most important 19th-century chronicler, Benson J. Lossing traveled the length of the Hudson recording its historical events and sketching its natural and cultural landmarks. The more notable landscape views illustrating his text are included here. (See additional selections from Lossing in Architecture and History.)
Picturesque America; or, The Land We Live In. 1874.

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. The five chapters dealing with the Hudson River region are included here.

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