Longwood, from the Gate, St-Helena


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Perry arrived at St Helena on January 10, 1853. Napoleon was exiled to Longwood on St Helena and spent 5 years (not quite but close to) there before his death in of May, 1821. The crew visited the building/house where Napoleon was imprisoned in Longwood. This is a view of village of Longview. In his personal journal, Commodore Perry described the place of imprisonment as "...the miserable building in which that extraordinary man so long resided....". St Helena was under the control of the English East India Company at the time of Perry's visit as well as when Napoleon was held there.

The titles/lettering read:

  • Drawn from nature by Heine, Figures by Brown.

  • Ackerman Lith, 379 Broadway NY

  • LONGWOOD, FROM THE GATE, ST-HELENA

Bottom edge (binding edge) is ragged. Very very faint print foxing on face. Nicked upper right corner.

Paper thickness is 8+mm.

There are type types of the image on this lithograph. I call this one Type I. For information on the two types here.

Landscape Format

Page Size (cm): 29x22.3cm

Image Size (cm): Width-23.4, Height-16.3, Diagonal-28.4

 

Attribution: This lithograph has been positively confirmed to be from the Beverley Tucker, Senate Printing (1856), of the Narrative.

 
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