Bodmer - Delaware bei Bordentown
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Karl Bodmer - View of the Delaware near Bordentown.
“Ansicht auf den Delaware bei Bordentown. Vue sur la Delaware prés Bordentown.“ - Vig: II.
Picturesque landcape view along the Delaware River with a shipping pier, stagecoaches and passengers in the foreground. Bodmer made two watercolours like this while visiting the vacant estate of Joseph Bonaparte, Napoleon's older brother, in the vicinity of Bordentown.
In his pictures he used the opportunity to highlight the various modes of nineteenth-century American transportation. This print can bee seen as a small visual catalogue of contemporary American transportation (compare Ruud 2004, p 242).
Handcoloured aquatint and etching by Charles Vogel (1788-1868) after watercolours by Karl Bodmer (Joslyn's collection KBA 24 and 25), from Prince Maximilian's “Travels in the Interior of North America, 1832-1834”.
Rare first state (Ruud 2004, p 243) for the first German edition, printed by Bougeard, Paris, 1837/38, on wove paper (papier vélin), published by Jakob Hölscher, Koblenz, 1837-40. Without the printer's and publishers' credits and without the English title.
Plate mark: 23,5 x 31,5 cm, paper size: 31 x 45 cm. With blind stamp: C. BODMER.