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“A South West View of the City of New York”

London, England



drawn c. 1763 by Thomas Howdell (dates unknown), engraved by Pierre Charles Canot (French, 1710–1777)


Frame: 16-1/2 in x 23-1/2 in x 1-1/2 in; sight, 13 in x 20 in


Colored etching and engraving on paper

Credit Line

Historic Odessa Foundation, gift of H. Rodney Sharp

Accession Number



“A South West View of the City of New York, in North America.” is along the left half below the image.  The text is repeated in French on the right half.

Condition Notes

The print has been trimmed along the bottom, removing some text.


Ex coll. H. Rodney Sharp


This print, which looks out into a harbor, is a companion picture to a South East View, accession no. 1959.3530.

The southwest view of New York shows landmarks numbered and keyed to text now missing from the bottom of the print.  That missing text is, "1. The Harbour, 2. Nutting Island, 3. Staten Island, 4 Long Island.  5. Rutgars House, 6. South River, 7. Brew-house."  Additional missing text is, "Drawn on the spot by Capt. Thomas Howdell, of the Royal Artillery ; engraved by P. Canot. / London Printed for John Bowles at No. 13 in Cornhill, Robert Sayer at No. 53 in Fleet Street, Thos Jeffreys the corner of St. Martins Lane in the Strand, Carington Bowles at No. 69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, and Henry Parker at No. 82 in Cornhill."