Karl Bodmer - Indian Utensils and Arms.
“Indianische Geräthschaften und Waffen. Utensiles et Arms Indiens. Indian Utensils and Arms.” - Tab. 48.
The artifacts that appear in Tablaeu 48 Bodmer depicted in several different watercolours. It can be presumed that Maximilian collected most or all of the items depicted at different locations during their expedition. But only a few are known from present-day museum collections.
Handcoloured aquatint and etching by Jean-Eugène Duchasse (1817- ?) after several watercolours by Karl Bodmer, from Prince Maximilian's “Travels in the Interior of North America, 1832-1834”.
First state (Ruud 2004, p 236) for a German or French edition, printed by Bougeard, Paris, 1837-43, on large wove paper (papier vélin), published by Jakob Hölscher, Koblenz, 1837-42 or by Arthus Bertrand, Paris, 1840-43.
Plate mark: 40 x 54 cm, paper size: 44 x 61 cm (printed on large paper). With blind stamp: C. BODMER.
Larger tear (c15 cm) at lower left part, neatly restored, reaching through the lower left side of the image. Otherwise very good condition.