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BODMER, Karl.

Snags (Sunken Trees) on the Missouri.

Snags (Im Missouri Versunkene Baumstämme). Snags (Trongs D'Arbres Obstruant le Cours du Missouri).

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59589
Ackermann, London; Paris1843
£1,800

Tableau 6. This almost apocalyptic view illustrates the treacherous waters of the Missouri River. The river was the longest in the country and was considered the most hazardous of all the western rivers to navigate. Edging their way between the rafts of driftwood became increasingly difficult for the travelers aboard the steamer Yellow Stone, as she made her way up river toward the mouth of the River Platte. On 26 April 1833 she passed the mouth of the Nemaha River and again encountered snags and sandbars. In his journal for that date Maximilian noted that For a long time we could not get away from this and often ran aground… but finally with a little force of the engine we moved on'.

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.

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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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