The Old Print Shop

Remarkable Hills on the Upper Missouri. Tab 35.

  • ARTIST: Karl Bodmer

  • PUBLISHER: London, published by Ackermann & Co. 90 Strand.

  • MEDIUM: Mixed media, aquatint, stipple and line engraving,

    DATE: 1843-44.

  • EDITION SIZE: 11 3/4 x 17" (29.8 x 43.3 cm) plus title and margins.

  • DESCRIPTION: 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 Salathe. Printed by de Bougeard. Bodmer made numerous drawings of the curious geological formations the party encountered during the summer of 1833. These drawings were turned into two prints, Tableau 34 and 35.


  • CONDITION: Good condition, modern handcoloring, printed chine colle.

  • REFERENCE: Ruud "Karl Bodmer's North American Prints" Tableau 35. 1st of two states.