1931 C. P. Mithoff Painting Bird's Eye View and Map of Detroit, Michigan in 1818

DetroitIn1818-mithoff-1931
$3,500.00
Detroit in 1818 after a sketch by Gen. Alex. Macomb.
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1931 C. P. Mithoff Painting Bird's Eye View and Map of Detroit, Michigan in 1818

DetroitIn1818-mithoff-1931

A rare painted view of of Detroit, Michigan as it would have appeared in 1818.
$3,500.00

Title


Detroit in 1818 after a sketch by Gen. Alex. Macomb.
  1931 (dated)    15 x 23.5 in (38.1 x 59.69 cm)

Description


This is a 1931 C. P. Mithoff painting view and map of Detroit, Michigan as it appeared in 1818. The view looks on Detroit from the northwest from across the Detroit River. Surrounded by a stockade, Forty Shelby occupies the northernmost portion of the stockade area and is illustrated with several buildings and a flagpole. Numerous streets are illustrated and labeled, including Shelter Street, Woodbridge Street, Griswold Street, Jefferson Avenue, Woodward Avenue, and Randolph Street. Cass Street and Brush Street are outside the stockade, and Jefferson Avenue and Woodward Avenue continue past the stockade. The soldier's burial ground is illustrated along the stockade's northwest wall. Ninety-five locations both inside and outside the stockade are labeled numerically, although unfortunately the corresponding index is not present.
Publication History and Census
This view was painted by C. P. Mithoff in 1931 and was based upon a view created by General Alexander Macomb. This view was most likely created as a model for a printed view, which appears never to have been published.

Condition


Very good. Bright. Mounted on board. Blank on verso.
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