FORECT SCENE ON THE LEHIGH. (PENNSYLVANIA.) WALD-ANSICHT AM LECHA. (PENSYLVANIAN.) FORET SUR LE LEHIGH. (PENSLYLVANIE.) TAB. 1.

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Karl Bodmer


Forect Scene on the Lehigh. (Pennsylvania.) Wald-Ansicht am Lecha. (Pensylvanian.) Foret sur le Lehigh. (Penslylvanie.) Tab. 1.

Aquatint engraving, 1843-44.
Image size 11 7/8 x 17 1/8" (300 x 434 mm).
Good condition, save a mat line. Modern handcolor.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 77146
Price: $2,500.00
Publisher : London published by Ackermann & Co., 96, Strand.
A handsome view of the Lehigh River from the "Travels in the Interior of North America" by Maximilian, Prince of Wied-Neuwied. In 1832, the German princeorganized 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 c.1839-44 in Coblenz and London. Karl Bodmer's landscapes, portraits, and splendid scenes of Indian life are regarded today as the finest picture histories of the western frontier at that time. Engraved by Salathe. 18th-19th Century Subjects , Western & Indian , Karl Bodmer

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