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Wild, J. C. (John Caspar), approximately 1804–1846

The valley of the Mississippi : illustrated in a series of views / edited by Lewis Foulk Thomas ; painted and lithographed by J.C. Wild ; accompanied with historical descriptions ...

St. Louis, Mo. : Published by the artist. Printed by Chambers and Knapp, 1841 [that is, 1841-1842]
Physical Description:
145 pages, [35] leaves of plates (4 folded) : illustrations ; 29 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
F353 .W55 1841+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
The title page is lithographed.
Published monthly in 9 numbers from July 1841 to Mar. 1842, with an extra number for Sept. 1841. Title pages of the individual number differ slightly from the lithographed tile page.
"Published monthly in numbers, each number containing four views, at $1 per number."--Title page.
Sabin, J. Dictionary of books relating to America from its discovery to the present time, 103972
BEIN Zc20 +841wib: Imperfect: original wrappers, p.71-[84], 99-114, [131]-145 and 22 plates (plates 1-3, VI, XIII, the plan. between XIV and XV, and all after XVI) wanting; collation reconstructed from a facsim. ed. (St. Louis : J. Garnier, 1948) of a variant copy.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in brown quarter morocco with green marbled boards. Bookplate: George Oliver Clark. British Art Center copy complete, including part title pages.
Subject Terms:
Clark, George Oliver -- Bookplate.
Hough, George -- Presentation inscription from G.S. Roberts, 1841.
Mississippi River Valley -- Description and travel.
Roberts, George Simon, 1860-. -- Presentation inscription to G. Hough, 1841.
Saint Louis (Mo.) -- Description and travel.
Lithographs -- 1841-1842.
Thomas, Lewis Foulk, 1808-1868, editor.
Chambers, Knapp & Co., printer.

  • Plates: View of St. Louis from the Illinois Shore
  • Cathedral, St. Louis
  • St. Louis Court House
  • Theatre, St. Louis
  • Old Chouteau Mansion, St. Louis, Mo.
  • St. Louis University and Church of St. Francis Xavier
  • Interior of the Church of St. Francis Xavier
  • View of St. Charles, Missouri
  • View of Carandolet (Vuide Poche)
  • View of Alton, Illinois
  • Monk's Mound, St. Clair Col., Illinois
  • Jefferson Barracks
  • St. Louis Medical College. Medical Department of Kemper College
  • St. Louis Fire Company
  • View of Kaskaskia, Ill..
  • Ruins of Fort Chartres [followed by] Plan of Fort Chartres
  • View of the U.S. Arsenal, in the vicinity of St. Louis
  • Falling Spring near Cahokia, Illinois
  • Piasau Rock, Alton, Illinois
  • Mouth of the Missouri River, from Illinois
  • Prairie on fire
  • St. Charles College, Missouri
  • Cairo, Illinois
  • Grand Tower & Devil's Bake Oven, on the Miss. River
  • View of Selma, Missouri
  • Barbeau's Creek, Prairie Du Rocher, Illinois
  • Second Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, Mo.
  • Cahokia, Illinois
  • St. Louis Hospital, Missouri
  • View at Illinois Tower. [Four unnumbered views of St. Louis as seen from South, East, North, and West.]

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