DOG-SLEDGES OF THE MANDAN INDIANS. VIG. XXIX.

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Karl Bodmer


Dog-Sledges of the Mandan Indians. Vig. XXIX.

Aquatint engraving, 1843-44.
Image size 6 3/4 x 10 3/4" (175 x 270 mm).
Good condition with modern handcoloring.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 23575
Price: $1,500.00
Publisher : Published by Ackermann & Co., London.
Vig. 29 from "Travels in the Interior of North America" by Maximilian, Prince of Wied-Neuwied. In 1832, the German prince 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 Laderer Hurimann. Printed by de Bougeard. 18th-19th Century Subjects , Western & Indian , Karl Bodmer

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