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Boston Lighthouse. Vig.I.

  • ARTIST: Karl Bodmer

  • PUBLISHER: Ackermann & Co. London.

  • MEDIUM: Aquatint engraving, handcolored,

    DATE: 1843-44.

  • EDITION SIZE: Vignette 6 1/4 x 8 5/8" (15.6 x 21..8 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Aquatint engraving by Martens after Karl Bodmer. Vignette 1, from the atlas to the journal of Prince Maximilian of Wied, "Reise in das Innere Nord-America in den Jahren 1832 bis 1834," ("Travels in the Interior of North America"), 1839-41. This lovely Boston harbor scene was painted by Bodmer as their party arrived to begin their famous overland trek into the American West. <br><br>This impression is a true 1st stated with English title only. Only 100 examples were printed before being updated with the addition of German and French titles.

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: With Bodmer blind stamp in the lower margin.

  • CONDITION: Good condition and color.

  • REFERENCE: Ruud "Karl Bodmer's North American Prints" Vig 1. 1st state