Bodmer - Fort Pierre
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Karl Bodmer - Fort Pierre on the Missouri.
“Fort Pierre am Missouri. Fort Pierre sur le Missouri. Fort Pierre on the Missouri.” - Tab. 10.
This fort, one of the largest settlements of the American Fur Company, was drawn by Bodmer from a distant rise on April 29th, 1834. The modern capital of South Dacota, Pierre, now stands across the river from this side.
Aquatint, engraving and etching by Frédéric Salathé (1793-1858) after a drawing by Karl Bodmer (Joslyn's collection KBA 184), from Prince Maximilian's “Travels in the Interior of North America, 1832-1834”.
First state (Ruud 2004, p 112) 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: 34 x 43,5 cm, paper size: 44 x 60,5 cm (printed on large paper). With blind stamp: C. BODMER.