TOWER-ROCK VIEW ON THE MISSISSIPPI. VIG. IX.

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Karl Bodmer


Tower-Rock view on the Mississippi. Vig. IX.

Aquatint engraving, 1840
Image size 7 1/4 x 10 1/2" (180 x 270 mm) plus title and margins.
Very good condition save for small stain in outer left margin. Original hand coloring.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 70363
Price: $1,950.00
Publisher : Published by Ackermann & Co., London.
From TRAVELS IN THE INTERIOR OF NORTH AMERICA by Maximilian, Prince of Wied-Neuwied. In 1832, the German prince, Maximilian of Wied, organized an expedition to explore the region along the Missouri River. He was accompanied by Karl Bodmer, a young Swiss artist, who recorded in pictorial form all he observed. Following the Lewis & Clark trail up the Missouri River, they traveled 5,000 miles during the course of a year. Maximilian kept detailed notes on a day-by-day basis for his book, which was published six years later in German, French, and English editions and included Bodmer's aquatint engravings. Karl Bodmer's landscapes, portraits, and splendid scenes of Indian life are regarded today as first rate picture histories of the western frontier at that time. Engraved by Outhwaite. Printed by de Bougeard.Ex. Tiffany & Co, Silver works. (Stamp on verso.) Second state with date. 18th-19th Century Subjects , Western & Indian , Karl Bodmer

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