Mató-Tope, Mandan Chef.
Mató-Tope, chef Mandan.
Mató-Tope, a Mandan chief.
This entire collection consists of very large scale images that have been cleaned and edited for the best possible presentation and variety of uses.
In 1832, Karl Bodmer met Prince Alexander Philipp Maximilian, ruler of the small state of Neuwied, Prussia (now part of Germany). Known as Prince Maximilian of Wied, or Prince Max, Maximilian was a German explorer, naturalist and ethnographer searching for a draftsman to accompany him to North America. He selected Bodmer for the expedition to the Great Plains region of the United States, along the Missouri River. Prince Max had led another well publicized expedition to South America, and the North American trip was to bring more notice with the publication of the 3 volume book from which these pictures were scanned.
Of the many images he made from the trip, 81 were reproduced as aquatints for the book. Scenes include subjects from the entire journey, from Boston, through New York and Pennsylvania, down the Ohio to Cairo, up the Mississippi to St. Louis, and all the way to the headwaters of the Missouri. Bodmer’s works from this trip were recognized as among the most painted images ever made of the region at that time, and included many depiction of local culture, artifacts and scenery.
On the return trip they went via Cleveland, Lake Erie, and the Erie canal to Albany and down the Hudson.
Title: Maximilian, Prince of Wied’s Travels in the Interior of North America, during the years 1832–1834
Author: Prince Maximilian of Wied (Prince Alexander Philipp Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied)
Artist: Karl Bodmer
Publisher: Ackermann & Co.
Date Published: 1839.
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