NEW-HARMONY ON THE WABASH. TAB. 2.

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Karl Bodmer


New-Harmony on the Wabash. Tab. 2.

Aquatint engraving, 1843-44.
Image size 11 3/4 x 17 3/16" (29.8 x 43.6 cm) plus title and margins.
Good condition. Uncolored.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 23618
Price: $1,500.00
Publisher : Published by Ackermann & Co., London.
Engraved by L. Weber. Printed by de Bougeard. Published for "Travels in the Interior of North America during the years 1832-34" 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. 18th-19th Century Subjects , Western & Indian , Karl Bodmer

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