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BODMER, Karl.

MAGIC PILE ERECTED BY THE ASSINIBOIN INDIANS.

Waschinga Sahga's Grab. Tombeau de Wachinga Sahba.

Stock Code
59579
Ackermann, London; Paris1843
£850

Vignette XV.

From the illustrated 'Travels in the Interior of North America between 1832-34' by Prince Maximilian Alexander Philipp Zu Wied-Neuweid, published in two volumes by Ackermmann in London 1843.

The finest work on American Indian life and the American Frontier, it is the result of an epic journey which took place at a time when the mass migrations of settlers and pioneers was about to alter irrevocably the unspoiled West. Karl Bodmer (1809-1893) was engaged by Prince Maximilian (already famed for his earlier explorations in Brazil) to provide a record of his travels among the Plains Indians of North America during 1833-34. His efforts show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely thorough, accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life.

The most important part of their travels started from St Louis, whence they proceeded up the treacherous Missouri along

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Aquatint engraving with fine later hand-colouring by Karl Bodmer for the illustrated 'Travels in the Interior of North America between 1832-34' by Prince Maximilian Alexander Philipp Zu Wied-Neuweid, published in two volumes by Ackermann in London 1843. At the foot of each plate is the studio stamp, a blind embossed panel with the words 'C Bodmer/Direct'.

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