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View of the University of Virginia
Original Author: E. Sachse & Co.
Created: 1856
Medium: Lithograph

View of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville & Monticello, Taken From Lewis Mountain

This lithograph by Casimir Bohn provides a view of the University of Virginia in 1856 as seen looking east from Lewis Mountain. The domed Rotunda, at center left, is depicted here to be larger in proportion to its surroundings than it actually is. The Annex, or wing, on the north side of the Rotunda was added early in the 1850s and destroyed by fire in 1895. The town of Charlottesville can be seen in the distance, and Thomas Jefferson's Monticello is visible on a mountaintop beyond the town.

Citation: View of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville & Monticello, Taken From Lewis Mountain, Broadside 1856 .B64, Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

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