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Karl Bodmer was a Swiss painter of the American West. He accompanied German explorer Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied from 1832 through 1834 on his Missouri River expedition. He was hired as an artist by Maximilian with the specific intent of traveling through the American West and recording images of the different tribes they saw along the way. KarlĀ  Bodmer produced realistic and very detailed paintings of members of various tribes and the landscapes he encountered. His style of painting, although influenced by European Romanticism, has been described as unprecedented in its realism. Today the majority of hisoriginal original water colors are located in three collections in the United States, with the majority of them located at the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska. They are among the most painstakingly accurate painted images ever made of Native Americans, their culture & artifacts, as well as the scenery of the pristine “Old West”.

Description: Oblong hard back in dust jacket. Bilingual Edition, with text in German & English. 81 full page, single sided prints on heavy stock, including 10 Beautiful hand colored plates! Limited edition, #366 of 1000. Some wear to dust jacket, now in protective Brodart cover. Damp staining to lower edge of green cloth boards. Some foxing to page edges. Foxing to gate-fold map, bound in. Several plats show very minor foxing, otherwise with interior clean & binding tight. Scarce and sought after!

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Bildatlas: Reise zu den Indianern am oberen Missouri 1832 – 1834
Picture Atlas: Travel to the Indians of the Upper Missouri 1832 – 1834
Bodmer, Karl

Title: Picture Atlas: Travel to the Indians of the Upper Missouri
Publisher: Hermann Bender, Germany
Publication Date: 1970
Binding: Hardcover
Dust Jacket: Dust Jacket Included
Edition: Limited edition #366 of 1000

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