William and Francis Endicott (c. mid 19th century)
William and Francis Endicott were mid 19th century engravers and lithographers based at 59 Beekman Street, New York City. Peters, in his important work on American lithography America on Stone writes "it is hard to summarize the Endicotts. They did everything and did it well . . . [they] worked with and for Currier & Ives, yet in spite of all that much of their work lacks real individuality." The Endicott firm was responsible for many 19th century views and plans of New York City and state as well as plans of Sacramento, California, and the Midwest. Click here for a list of rare maps from William and Francis Endicott.