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Thu, Sep 8, 2022 11:00AM EDT
Lot 2

Zuber and Co., Views of North America, Panoramic Wallpaper Panels, after Jean-Julien Deltil (1791-1863)

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
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$0 $25
$200 $50
$500 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000

The incomplete set of approximately eighteen woodblock panels printed in colors on heavy paper, of a variety of sizes. Depicting Niagara Falls, the Natural Bridge of Virginia, New York Harbor and Boston Harbor.

Overall approximately 5 ft. 2 in. x 34 ft. 8 in.

Note: The Zuber Manufactory printed these popular scenes of North America beginning in 1834 using antique woodblocks that dated from 1690. The company has continued to print these panels through to the present day. The full panoramic view contains thirty-two panels printed from 1,690 woodblocks using over two-hundred different colors. The scenes depicted, based on original works by Deltil, are those that were admired most by Europeans in the early nineteenth century: the Natural Bridge of Virginia, Niagara Falls, New York Bay, West Point and Boston Harbor.


The panels irregularly trimmed with losses, tears and splits. Tack holes along the edges with additional holes at the top. Some have been rolled and display losses along the fold lines.Not withstanding this report or any discussion concerning condition of a lot, all lots are offered and sold ""as is"" in accordance with our conditions of sale.