Panorama of Catskill Mountains N. Y.
New York: H. Schile, n.d. (c. 1882). Hand-colored lithograph. Sheet size: 22 3/4 x 28 3/4 inches. French mat.
A rare panoramic view of the Catskills surrounded by six vignettes of Horse-Shoe Bend Viewed from Summit, Pine Hill, Ulster County Viewed from Summit, Delaware County Viewed from the Summit, Horse-Shoe Bend, and Belle Ayre Mountain & Pine Hill Station. The central view shows six mountain peaks from Mount Hope. This lithograph may have been commissioned as a promotional view by the Ulster and Delaware Railroad, which in 1881 constructed the Grand Hotel on Monka Hill, visible in the vignettes at upper and lower center. Further, all six vignettes include the Railroads passenger trains, always set against a backdrop of steeply-forested mountainsides, and conveying the impression of a wilderness only recently made accessible to the average traveler.
Peters, America on Stone p. 358.