Emigrants Crossing the Plains.
New York, D.Appleton & Co. Entered according to act of Congress, A.D. 1869...
Coloured steel engraving. Printed area 180 x 205mm.
The archetypal western wagon train. The artist is the American Felix Octavius Carr Darley (1822-1888), regarded as the first American illustrator of note. His works include the illustrations for Washington Irving's 'Rip van Winkle' and 'Sleepy Hollow'. The illustrated edition of James Fenimore Cooper's complete works (1855-61) was advertised as a 'Monument of American Art'.
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