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Interior of the Hut of a Mandan Chief. The, Das Innere der Hutte eines mandan Hauptlings. Interieur de la Cabane d'un Chief Mandan. Tab. 19.

  • ARTIST: Karl Bodmer

  • PUBLISHER: London, published by Ackermann & Co. 96 Strand.

  • MEDIUM: Aquatint engraving,

    DATE: 1843-44.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 11 x 16 1/4" (278 x 410 mm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Carl Bodmer, pinx ad nat. Desmadryl, sculp. A fine image from the "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 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, Paris, and London. 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.


  • CONDITION: Good condtion, tonality in outer margins.