Park Benjamin collection of international cityscape and landscape views

Park Benjamin collection of international cityscape and landscape views, 1590-circa 1900 (bulk 1795-1850)
circa 2,500 prints : (3 archives boxes and 3 print boxes)
Collection is arranged as follows: Box 1: Views of London; Box 2: Views of England; Box 3: Views of Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Austria, the Balkans, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, Africa, Holy Land, Turkey, South America, Caribbean, Mexico, United States, Micronesia and China; Boxes 4-6: miscellaneous oversize views.
This collection contains predominantly early 19th-century prints of architecture, cityscapes, and landscapes, with some ethnographic views, in the United Kingdom, continental Europe, and other selected countries. The majority of images are from published sources and are uncolored. Nearly all the prints are titled and most include artist, printer, and/or publisher information. Many noted printmakers are represented in this collection, most of whom were British.
This collection is available for use by appointment in the Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. For further information and to make an appointment, please call (212) 854-4110 or email
Columbia University is providing access to the materials in the Library's collections solely for noncommercial educational and research purposes. The unauthorized use, including, but not limited to, publication of the materials without the prior written permission of Columbia University is strictly prohibited. All inquiries regarding permission to publish should be submitted in writing to the Director, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. In addition to permission from Columbia University, permission of the copyright owner (if not Columbia University) and/or any holder of other rights (such as publicity and/or privacy rights) may also be required for reproduction, publication, distributions, and other uses. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of any item and securing any necessary permissions rests with the persons desiring to publish the item. Columbia University makes no warranties as to the accuracy of the materials or their fitness for a particular purpose.
Prints similar in subject matter, genre, and date may also be found in the American, English, and European architecture study prints, circa 1714-1965 (bulk 1725-1875) collection also held in the Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Library.
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