1624
1624

PROPERTY OF VARIOUS OWNERS (LOTS 1624-1625)

Karl Bodmer
REISE IN DAS INNERE NORD-AMERICA: FOUR HAND-COLORED ENGRAVINGS 
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3,0005,000
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1624

PROPERTY OF VARIOUS OWNERS (LOTS 1624-1625)

Karl Bodmer
REISE IN DAS INNERE NORD-AMERICA: FOUR HAND-COLORED ENGRAVINGS 
Estimate
3,0005,000
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Important Americana

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Karl Bodmer
REISE IN DAS INNERE NORD-AMERICA: FOUR HAND-COLORED ENGRAVINGS 
Four hand-coloured aquatint engraving by John Outhwaite after Bodmer, blindstamp, issue with no date after English imprint, Paris, Coblentz and London: [1839-1842]. Each framed in bird's-eye maple, gold liner, French mat.

lot includes: Tower-Rock view on the Mississippi — Punka Indians camped on the banks of the Missouri — Beaver Hut on the Missouri — Cave-In-Rock. View on the Ohio

each sheet approximately: 572 by 635 mm  22 1/2 by 25 in


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Provenance

Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Americana Collection

Catalogue Note

Bodmer and Prince Maximilian set out for St. Louis from Mount Vernon on 18 March 1833 making their way rapidly down the River Ohio and joining the Mississippi on 20 March. On the afternoon of 21 March 1833 their steamer approached a feature known as the Grand Tower (or Tower-Rock), which Maximilian described as an isolated drum-like formation between sixty and eighty feet high. He added that "Mr.Bodmer sketched the Grand Tower and found this place highly interesting and picturesque." The scene includes the traveller's Ohio paddle-steamer and three Mississippi keel-boats, a form of freight transportation that by the 1830s was fast being replaced by the steamers.

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