Bodmer - Mauch-Chunk (Pennsylvania)
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Karl Bodmer - View of Mauch-Chunk (Pennsylvania).
“Ansicht von Mauch-Chunk. (Pennsylvanien.) Vue de Mauch-Chunk. (Pennsylvanie.) View of Mauch-Chunk. (Pennsylvania.)” - Vig: V.
This view of the local colliery nine miles from town with the railway connection for transporting coal down the mountain, was especially attractive to Maximilian, who was fascinated by the railway and fossil finds in the anthracite coal of the region.
Aquatint and etching by Lucas Weber (1811-1860) after a watercolour by Karl Bodmer, from Prince Maximilian's “Travels in the Interior of North America, 1832-1834”.
First state (Ruud 2004, p 251) for a German or French edition, printed by Bougeard, Paris, 1837-43, on wove paper (papier vélin), published by Jakob Hölscher, Koblenz, 1837-42 or by Arthus Bertrand, Paris, 1840-43.
Plate mark: 23 x 31 cm, paper size: 31 x 45 cm. With blind stamp: C. BODMER.