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West Point / painted by W.G. Wall ; engraved by I. Hill.

West Point / painted by W.G. Wall ; engraved by I. Hill.

 
 
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Print shows a view of the Hudson River from above the banks opposite of the military academy at West Point, New York. Also shows men climbing among the rocks, a man standing on the shore near a rowboat carrying three men, and across the river a sidewheel steamship. Above the river, on the far side, are the buildings of West Point, with rolling hills in the background.
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No. 16 of the Hudson River Port Folio.
Stamped lower right: Map Division, Library of Congress, Nov. 18, 1915.
Irish-born artist W.G. Hall spent the summer of 1820 traversing 212 miles of the Hudson River's 315-mile course. 20 plates were engraved as aquatints by master printer John Hill and published between 1821 and 1825 by Henry Megarey in New York.

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01/01/1821
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Contributors

Hill, John, 1770-1850, etcher
Wall, William Guy, 1792-, artist
Megarey, Henry I.
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Library of Congress
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