HORSE SHOE FALLS, Niagara ~ 1844 LANDSCAPE Print RARE!

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  • Item Category: Fine Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jun 30, 2013
  • Channel: Auction House

HORSE-SHOE FALL, NIAGARA

Artist: Drawn by T. Allom ____________ Engraver: Engraved by R. Sands

Note: the title in the table above is printed below the engraving

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THIS PRINT IS FROM THE EARLY 1840s & IS NOT A MODERN REPRODUCTION IN ANY WAY! FROM THE ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION : Niagara Falls is a waterfall in east central North America, located on the Niagara River, in western New York and southeastern Ontario. Niagara Falls consists of two cataracts: the Horseshoe, or Canadian, Falls (54 m/176 ft high), on the Canadian side of the river, and the American Falls (55 m/182 ft high), on the United States side. The waterfalls are separated by Goat Island, New York. The crestline of the crescent-shaped Horseshoe Falls, which carries about nine times more water than the U.S. cataract, is about 640 m (about 2100 ft) long, and the fairly straight crest of the American Falls measures 328 m (1075 ft). A small section of the American Falls near Goat Island is also known as Bridal Veil Falls. Niagara Falls was formed about 12,000 years ago, when glaciers retreated north, allowing water from Lake Erie to flow over the Niagara Escarpment, a ridge that extends in an arc across the northern Great Lakes region, from Wisconsin to New York. Since that time, erosion

BIOGRAPHY OF ARTIST : Thomas Allom (1804-187

PRINT DATE : This lithograph was printed in the 1840s; it is not a modern reproduction in any way.

PRINT SIZE : Overall print size is 7 1/2 inches by 10 inches including white borders, actual scene is 4 7/8 inches by 6 7/8 inches. PRINT CONDITION : Condition is excellent. Bright and clean. Blank on reverse. Paper is quality woven rag stock. SHIPPING : Buyer to pay shipping, domestic orders receives priority mail, international orders receive regular mail unless otherwise asked for. Please allow time for personal check to clear. We take a variety of payment options, more payment details will be in our email after auction close.

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Please note: the terms used in our auctions for engraving, heliogravure, lithograph, print, plate, photogravure etc. are ALL prints on paper, NOT blocks of steel or wood. "ENGRAVINGS", the term commonly used for these paper prints, were the most common method in the 1700s and 1800s for illustrating old books, and these paper prints or "engravings" were inserted into the book with a tissue guard frontis, usually on much thicker quality rag stock paper, although many were also printed and issued as loose stand alone prints. So this auction is for an antique paper print(s), probably from an old book, of very high quality and usually on very thick rag stock paper.

EXTREMELY RARE TO FIND IN THIS EXCELLENT CONDITION!
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