New York: Herrmann J. Meyer, (c.1855). Steel engraving [10.5 cm x 15.5 cm] on a sheet [22.5 cm x 28.5 cm] Hand tinted. Image is bright with nice contrasts. The reverse has two small pieces of framer's tape at the head. Item #2380
An individual plate from 'United States Illustrated.' Image of the courthouse in Independence, Missouri, with a group of loaded wagons and people in the foreground, likely depicting Independence's status at the time as the edge of the frontier and the starting point for emigrants traveling on the Santa Fe, Oregon, or California trails. Sabin 18396. Howes D45.