Bodmer - Rocky Mountains
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Karl Bodmer - View of the Rocky Mountains.

“Ansicht der Rocky Mountains. Vue des Montagnes Rocheuses.” - Tab. 44.

On  August 7th, 1834, two days before they arrived at Fort McKenzie, Maximilian and Bodmer glimpsed the distant summits of the Rocky Mountains, rising impressively above the Interior Plains. In September he and Bodmer went into the hills above the river “to paint … the Bears' Paw and to make a drawing of the first chain of the Rocky Mountains”.

Original coloured aquatint and etching by Sigismond Himely (1801-1872), fine original colours, partly printed in colour, after a watercolour by Karl Bodmer, from Prince Maximilian's “Travels in the Interior of North America, 1832-1834”.

Rare first state (Ruud 2004, p 221) for the first German edition, printed by Bougeard, Paris, 1837-40, on wove paper (papier vélin), published by Jakob Hölscher, Koblenz, 1837-42. Without the English title and the publishers' credits.

Plate mark:  42 x 53,5 cm, paper size:  42,5 x 61,5 cm. With blind stamp: C. BODMER.

Very nice original old colours, partly printed in colour. Paper somewhat toned, as usual for the original coloured prints. At all very good condition.

€ 7.800,-