Place Published: New York
Publisher: Sarony Major and Knapp
Date Published: 
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
Paper size: 11-1/2 x 27-1/8 inches. Image size: 7-7/8 x 26-1/2 inches.
Printed in colour on period wove paper. Minor wrinkling along top edge in border area. Light sporadic spotting and light brown lines from matting when previously framed, otherwise in very good condition.
In 1860, Montreal got its first link to the South Shore with the construction of Victoria Bridge, which was, at the time of its opening, the longest bridge in the world.
Inscribed in the print, l.l.: W.S. Hunter Del.; l.c.: Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1860 by SARONY, MAJOR & KNAPP, in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the Southern District of N Y.; l.r.: Sarony, Major & Knapp, Liths. 449 Broadway N.Y.; b.: VICTORIA BRIDGE, MONTREAL, CANADA. / SUMMER VIEW / TO ACCOMPANY HUNTER'S HAND BOOK OF VICTORIA BRIDGE / DEDICATED BY PERMISSION TO THE GRAND TRUNK RAILWAY Co. OF CANADA.; l.l. : DESCRIPTION. / Length of Bridge _ _ _1 3/4 Miles. / " " Tube _ _ _6,600 feet, 1 1/4 Miles / Heigth of Centre Tubes _ _ _22 feet. / " " End Tubes _ _ _19 " / Width of Tubes _ _ _16 "; / DESCRIPTION. / Length of Side Spans _ _ _ 242 FEET / " " Centre Span _ _ _ 330 " / No. of Spans _ _ _ 25. / Cost of Bridge _ _ _$6,300,00.
One of two lithographs (the other "Winter View", not included here).
Very Good. Item #7707