New Orleans - The Crescent City - Lake Pontchartrain in the Distance.
1884 (dated) 22 x 30 in (55.88 x 76.2 cm)
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.
Harper's Weekly (1825 - 1916), subtitled "A Journal of Civilization" was a weekly political magazine and news journal published out of New York City. The Harper brothers, James, John, Joseph and Fletcher, began publishing in 1825. Inspired by the London Illustrated News, they created Harper's Weekly in 1857. The important weekly journal witnessed some of the most important moments in history from the American Civil War, to the serialized publishing of Dickens novels, to the inventions of the modern Santa Clause by illustrator Thomas Nast. Harpers continued to publish until 1916. The Harper name is still alive in the magazine business to this day.
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.