New-York & Paris; published by Goupil, Vilbert & Co. Entered according to act of congress, in the year 1850, by Aug. Köllner, in the clerk's office of the district court for the southern district of New-York.
Tinted lithograph with hand colour. Printed area 250 x 300mm (9¾ x 12"). Creased.
Although not actually identified, the high outer walls suggest this was a secure hospital, probably 'The Maryland Hospital for the Insane', now the 'Spring Grove Hospital Center', the second oldest continuously-operating psychiatric hospital in the U.S. The buildings were all replaced by 1872. Lithographed by Isidore-Laurent Deroy (1797-1886) after August Köllner (1813-1906). Köllner, born in Württemberg and emigrated to America in 1839, made over a hundred drawings of American and Canadian cities, sending them to Paris to be lithographed. 54 were published, between 1848 and 1851.
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