1884 Harper's Weekly View of New Orleans and Lake Pontchartrain

NewOrleans-harpers-1884
$350.00
New Orleans - The Crescent City - Lake Pontchartrain in the Distance.
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1884 Harper's Weekly View of New Orleans and Lake Pontchartrain

NewOrleans-harpers-1884

Depicts Jackson Square and the French Quarter!
$350.00

Title


New Orleans - The Crescent City - Lake Pontchartrain in the Distance.
  1884 (dated)    22 x 30 in (55.88 x 76.2 cm)

Description


This is an 1884 Charles Graham and Harper's Weekly map or view of New Orleans, Louisiana. The map depicts New Orleans from the Mississippi River to Lake Pontchartrain. The Mississippi River occupies the immediate foreground. The river is full of traffic, from sail boats to paddlewheel steamers (lined up along the coast) and larger sea-going vessels. Jackson Square is highlighted along the riverfront with the French Quarter sprawling out behind and around the square. Numerous factories, churches, and individual buildings are discernible. Ten different locations are identified along the bottom border, including Jackson Square, the Exposition Buildings, the French Market, and the Railroad Ferry.

This view was drawn by Charles Graham and published by Harper's Weekly in the supplement to Harper's Weekly of December 13, 1884.

Cartographer


Harper and Brothers (1917 – Present) is New York based American printing publishing firm founded in 1817 by James Harper and his brother John Harper as J. and J. Harper (1817-1833). Their younger brothers Joseph Wesley Harper and Fletcher Harper joined the company around 1926 prompting the 1833 imprint change to Harper and Brothers (1833 – 1962). The firm published countless books, magazines, prints, maps, and more. They began publishing a monthly magazine, Harper's Monthly in 1850. The success of Harper's Monthly led to the introduction of a popular weekly illustrated journal, Harper's Weekly published from 1857 - 1916. They later introduced Harper's Bazar (1867) and Harper's Young People (1879). From about 1899 the business went through a series of permutations selling off some assets and developing others. The company merged with Row, Peters and Company inn 1962, rebranding itself as Harper and Row (1962 – 1990), which was acquired by Marshall Pickering in 1988. It was acquired by Rupert Mordoch (News Corp) and merged with William Collins and Sons in 1990 to form HaprerCollins (1990 – Present), the imprint under which it still publishes. Their original offices were at 331 Franklin Street, roughly below today's Manhattan Bridge. Today they have many offices and are one of the world's largest publishing companies and one of the 'Big Five' English-language publishers.

Condition


Very good. Wear along original fold lines. Reinforcement to fold lines and margins. Light water stain to right margin not effecting printed area. Blank on verso.