In 1832 Maximilian Prince of Wied set out with the Swiss painter Karl Bodmer on an expedition to study the way of life of the North American Indians. Starting at the east coast, they followed the courses of the Ohio. Mississippi and Missouri rivers, until they reached the far northern regions of present-day Montana. While the Prince collected ritual implements, noted his observations and transcribed the intensive conversations he conducted with the Indians. Karl Bodmer created fascinating watercolours.
Bodmer portrayed the chieftains and the warriors, the dances and the ceremonies, and even captured the bison on the broad expanses of the prairies - images that the general public had never seen before. Consequently, on their return to Europe, the researchers planned a publication of their experiences, which from 1839 onwards appeared in a small, exquisite edition, and finally comprised a portfolio with 81 plates and two volumes of text.
Reproduced from a beautiful hand-coloured copy, which remains to this day in the keeping of the Prince's family, Travels in the Interior of North America presents all 81 of the plates and highlights in numerous text passages important details of the paintings. A selection of texts by Prince Maximilian brings the pictures to life and inspires the reader to decipher their mysteries.
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