New York: Lith. & Pub. by N. Currier, 152 Nassau St. Cor. of Spruce, Ca 1849. Cf. Conningham 5770, C&I Catalogue Raisonné 6180. Ship specifications to left (4 lines); engine specifications to right (4 lines). Hand colored. Entire litho: 9-1/8" x 12-5/8". Image: 8-1/16" x 12-5/8". Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. Some age-toning & minor soiling to image. Light edgewear, with short 1 cm closed tear to left edge. A VG example. Item #49667
From a 2013 auction listing, we find "The steamship Hermann was built for the Ocean Steam Navigation Co by Jacob A. Westervelt & William Mackey, New York, and was launched on 30 September 1847. Original configuration: 1,734 tons; 234 feet; 3 masts; wooden construction, 3 decks, square stern; side-wheel propulsion; service speed 9 knots; accommodation approximately 180 passengers in 1st & 2nd class. In 1850-51, the Hermann was withdrawn from service for modifications; two original boilers replaced by four smaller ones; short single funnel tucked in between the paddle boxes replaced by two much taller funnels, very close together, fore of the paddle boxes; service speed increased to 10.5 knots; bark rig retained, but the main yard usually stowed on deck, giving the rig the appearance of a barkentine."
Uncommon in the trade, we find only one retail listing in the recent past, from 2013.