Mansions on the Heights

Mansions on the Heights imageView of New York featuring Brooklyn Heights in the foreground.

Though titled “New-York,” this marvelous French illustration is far more evocative of Brooklyn than it is of the distant landscape, featuring as it does the magnificent verandas adorning the Heights mansions. The orientation of the Manhattan view, as well as the sight of masted schooners and a paddlewheel at the shoreline, suggest the prospect is likely from the west side of Montague looking north. The street with the open carriage would be Montague Terrace.

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Image Details:

Museum of the City of New York

Source

Lithograph

Medium

Early 1840s

Date

The Heights

Area
Impression by Thierry Fréres, Cite Bergère.
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