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Wied, Maximilian, Prinz von, 1782–1867
Reise in das innere Nord-America in den Jahren 1832 bis 1834 / von Maximilian Prinz zu Wied ; mit 48 Kupfern, 33 Vignetten, vielen Holzschnitten und einer Charte.
Additional Title(s):
Title of volume 3, on printed wrappers: Kupfer zu Prinz Maximilians von Wied Reise durch Nord-America
Coblenz : Bei J. Hoelscher, 1839-1841.
Coblenz : Gedruckt bei Dubois und Werle
Physical Description:
3 volumes : illustrations, portraits, map ; 32-61 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio B 2023 4
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
BEIN ZZc20 839wi copy 1: Plates are colored.
BEIN ZZc20 839wi copy 2: Plates are uncolored. Bookplate: From the library of Dr. Otto L. Schmidt, 1863-1935, Chicago. Acquired with: Wied, Maximilian. ALS to [Samuel G. Morton]. Neuwied : 1841 Feb. 20. 2 L., and a transcript in an unidentified hand, 2 L. (WA MSS S-2144;W634).
BEIN 2003 Folio 86: Unbound sheets; plates are uncolored. With 8 original printed wrappers for text, for Hefts 3-4, 5, 6-7, 12-13, 14, 15-17, 18, 19-20; Heft numbers written on wrappers in ms. All plates (both Kupfern and Vignetten) unbound in 10 original printed wrappers for Hefts 1-2, 3-4, 5, 6-7, 8-11, 12-13, 14, 15-17, 18, 19-20; Heft numbers written on wrappers in ms.; number of plates in each wrapper also written in ms.; printed title on wrappers is: Kupfer zu Prinz Maximilians von Wied Reise durch Nord-Amerika. Bookplate of Paul Mellon.
Includes 81 plates, largely in aquatint, after drawings by Karl Bodmer, each bearing his blind stamp. Vignettes I-XXXIII are bound in with the text; tableaux 1-48 are bound in the third (atlas) volume, along with the folding map.
Wagner, H.R. Plains & the Rockies (4th ed.), 76:1
Sabin, J. Dictionary of books relating to America from its discovery to the present time, 47014
Bodmer, K. Karl Bodmer's North American prints
"Verzeichniss der resp. Herren Subscribenten"--Volume 2, pages [v]-xvi.
"Sprachproben verschiedener Völkerstämme des nord-westlichen Americas"--Volume 2, pages [455]-653.
Includes bibliographical references.
BAC Folio B 2023 4: Plates are hand-colored. Includes the plan of Fort Clark, the table of temperatures at the fort, the folding map showing the route of the expedition, and the key plate to tab. 21 (all often lacking). From the library of Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover, with his ink stamp. Bound in contemporary black quarter calf and black cloth, with the original printed wrappers of volume 3 (the atlas volume) bound in.
The work documents the travels of Maximilian Prinz zu Wied and Karl Bodmer, primarily in the Missouri River Valley, 1832-1834, with descriptions and depictions of the Indigenous people of the region, including the Mandan, Hidatsa, Assiniboine, Dakota, and Cree.
Subject Terms:
Assiniboine Indians.
Cree Indians.
Dakota Indians.
Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover, 1771-1851 -- Stamp.
Hidatsa Indians.
Indians of North America -- Great Plains.
Indians of North America -- Languages.
Indians of North America -- Missouri River Valley.
Mandan Indians.
Mellon, Paul -- Bookplate.
Missouri River Valey -- Description and travel.
Natural history -- United States.
Schmidt, Otto L., 1863-1935 -- Bookplate.
United States -- Description and travel.
Travel literature.
Subscription lists (Publishing) -- Germany -- Koblenz -- 1839-1841.
Bodmer, Karl, 1809-1893, illustrator.

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