Following is from Library of Congress, I found a lot of info but no value, not sure if this is original or print: About this Item Title Delaware Water Gap / G. Perkins ; R. Hinshelwood. Summary Print shows groups of men and women in boats on the Delaware River, standing on the shore, and sitting near a tree, possibly having a picnic at the Delaware Water Gap. Contributor Names Hinshelwood, Robert, 1812-1879, engraver Perkins, Granville, 1830-1895, artist D. Appleton and Company, publisher Created / Published New York : D. Appleton & Co., [1872?] Subject Headings - Recreation--1870-1880.--Pennsylvania--Delaware Water Gap - Picnics--1870-1880.--Pennsylvania--Delaware Water Gap - Delaware Water Gap (Pa.)--1870-1880 Headings Steel engravings--1870-1880. Genre Steel engravings--1870-1880 Notes - C4932 U.S. Copyright Office. - Title from item. - Copyright statement printed below image. - Date of publication based on copyright statement on item. - Copyright number inscribed in pencil on lower left: C4932. - Additional impressions are filed under: LOT 11505 and LOT 14107, no. 280. - Copyright stamp with date and number appear on verso of impression in LOT 11505. - Published in: Picturesque America, or, The Land we live in : a delineation by pen and pencil of the mountains, rivers, lakes, forests, water-falls, shores, cañons, valleys, cities, and other picturesque features of our country / with illustrations on steel and wood by eminent American artists ; edited by William Cullen Bryant. New York : D. Appleton and Co., 1872, v. 1. Medium 1 print : engraving ; sheet 20.9 x 30 cm. Call Number/Physical Location LOT 4385-A [item] [P&P] Repository Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print Digital Id cph 3c08178 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c08178 Library of Congress Control Number 93508323 Reproduction Number LC-USZ62-108178 (b&w film copy neg.) Rights Advisory No known restrictions on publication. Language English Online Format image Description 1 print : engraving ; sheet 20.9 x 30 cm. | Print shows groups of men and women in boats on the Delaware River, standing on the shore, and sitting near a tree, possibly having a picnic at the Delaware Water Gap. LCCN Permalink https://lccn.loc.gov/93508323 Additional Metadata Formats MARCXML Record MODS Record Dublin Core Record
Thank you for your appraisal inquiry with Mearto. The item presented appears to be a hand-colored sttel engraving after a work by Granville Perkins (American; 1830 - 1895). The engraving was etched by Robert Hinshelwood (English; 1812 - 1879). This print was published in a book titled "Picturesque America; or, The land we live in. A delineation by pen and pencil of the mountains, rivers, lakes, forests, water-falls, shores, cañons, valleys, cities, and other picturesque features of our country" (whew -- what a title). The book was edited by William Cullen Bryant and published by D. Appleton and Company in 1872. All of this is noted in the information you found at the Library of Congress.
As for if the print is "original" is a point of contention among art specialists. By definition, an "original" artwork is one-of-a-kind painting OR the sometimes thought to be the first few impressions of print or first run of a print. The image of the print was previously created by Perkins-- leading to the notion that the print is not original. However, the image as a print format, published in the 1872 book is the "original" publication of the print. I am sorry if that seems a little confusing prints as an art medium can be complicated. My professional opinion if that this print is an authentic impression of the original impression of the publication.
With all of that said, these prints are not very valuable. Most of the value remains in the books the print was pulled from. The estimate provided is based on recent auction estimates and results of this print and other pulled from the same publication. Thank you and please take care.