WASHINGA SAHBA'S GRAVE ON BLACKBIRD'S HILLS. VIG. XII.

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Karl Bodmer


Washinga Sahba's Grave on Blackbird's Hills. Vig. XII.

Aquatint engraving, 1843-44.
Image size 7 x 10 3/4" (180 x 275 mm) plus title and margins.
Good condition, save a stain in the outer lower margin. Wide margins. Additions of modern hand color.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 23557
Price: $1,500.00
Publisher : Published by Ackermann & Co., London.
Vignette 12 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 Ch. Geoffrey. Printed by de Bougeard. 18th-19th Century Subjects , Western & Indian , Karl Bodmer

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