Monthly Archives: March 2014

America: As Picturesque as Ever

Hoping to lure vacationers away from European resorts, politician & poet William Cullen Bryant published Picturesque America in 1872. It detailed the nation’s natural features, & included hundreds of wood & steel cut engravings. View these historical & maritime prints, & see how many of these picturesque towns and cities you’ve visited! Those places may have changed, but these antique prints prove that, once upon a time, even Detroit was lovely! 


Weather the last weeks of winter with our rapidly expanding website! Did you know that in addition to our vast collection of maps, we also carry natural history prints? Browse the full selection in our converted 18th-century Chatham farmhouse, or curl up by your own fire & follow these links for fascinating antique engravings of birds, botanicals, fish, fruitinsects, seashells, or animals— like this handsome little lion