Bodmer - Ohio River
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Karl Bodmer - Cave-in-Rock. View on the Ohio.
“Cave-in-Rock. ansicht vom Ohio. vue sur l'Ohio. view on the Ohio.“ - Vig. VII.
Twenty five miles beyond Shawnee Town („a dead, sad place“) lay this unusual geological feature on the Illinois side of the river, which Bodmer sketched.
Aquatint and etching by Lucas Weber (1811-1860) based on watercolours and drawings by Karl Bodmer (Joslyn's collection KBA 83, 84), from Prince Maximilian's “Travels in the Interior of North America, 1832-1834”.
First state (Ruud 2004, p 253) for a German edition, printed by Bougeard, Paris, 1837-42, on large wove paper (papier vélin), published by Jakob Hölscher, Koblenz, 1837-42.
Plate mark: 27 x 35 cm, paper size: 44 x 61 cm (printed on large paper). With blind stamp: C. BODMER.