Karl Bodmer (1809 - 1893)

In our Special Sales Exhibition with works of art by or after Karl Bodmer we show you:

Original aquatints, etchings and copper engravings from the first editions of Maximilian Prince of Wied’s “Travels in the Interior of North America, 1832-1834”. The first German edition was published between 1837 and 1841 by Jakob Hölscher in Koblenz, the first French edition from 1840 until 1843 by Arthus Bertrand in Paris, and the first English edition 1843 and 1844 by Ackermann & Co in London. All illustrations had been published in a separate volume as aquatints, etchings and copper engravings after the drawings and watercolour paintings by Karl Bodmer (1809-1893), 48 as large plates (called Tableaus) and 33 as smaller pictures (called Vignettes). The engravings and etchings had been produced by different artists in Zurich, Paris and London. The production of the plates, which took about 10 years, was supervised by Karl Bodmer himself.

In addition we can offer you lithographs by J. Honegger after Karl Bodmer, from the “Naturgeschichte” by the Swiss scientist Heinrich Rudolf Schinz (1777-1861), published in 1845 (BT 0889 and BT 1389) and original watercolours painted by an artist at court of the Maharaja of Tonk, Northern-India, in the second half of the 19th century (BT 2389 W and BT 4589 W).

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