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Fort Pierre on the Missouri. Tab. 10.

  • ARTIST: Karl Bodmer

  • PUBLISHER: Published by Ackerman & Co., London.

  • MEDIUM: Aquatint engraving,

    DATE: 1843-44.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image 9 11/16 x 12 11/16" (24.6 X 32.3 cm) plus title and margins.

  • DESCRIPTION: A handsome view of Fort Pierre 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 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. Modern day Pierre, South Dakota now stands on the opposite side of the river. Engraved by Salathe. <br>Printed by de Bougeard.


  • CONDITION: Good condition save for vertical. fold B/W

  • REFERENCE: Ruud, B. "Karl Bodmer's North American Prints" Tableau 10, pp 112-13.. 1st state of two.