George Catlin - Catlin's North American Indians - 1860

George Catlin - Catlin's North American Indians - 1860
Geïllustreerd, Geschiedenis, Reizen, Native American Demografische Studies - Aantal: 1

Two volume in one - with one hundred and fifty illustrations

Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians.
Written During Eight Year's Travel Amongst the Wildest Tribes of Indians in North America, 1832-39

One of the most important works on American Indians published in the 19th century, was Catlin’s Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians…, which describes his travels and encounters with many tribes.

These letters and notes were written during eight years travel amongst the wildest tribes of Indians in North America resident in the upper Missouri Valley and the foothills of the American Rockies-- the Cheyenne, Blackfoot, and Mandan among others. Sketching and painting as he went, Catlin produced hundreds of vivid portraits of native peoples, from Florida to Montana, during the years 1832- 39, gathering them in his Indian Gallery which he unsuccessfully sought to sell to the national government.

Item Description
Complete two volume in one of Catlin's famous work about his adventures with North American Indians. Profusely illustrated with one hundred and fifty wood cuts engravings, from the author's original paintings, depicting North American Indians, their artefacts and arts. Published by J. W. Bradley, Philadelphia (1860). Publisher’s original black cloth boards with decorations on upper board. Spine lettered in gilt with gilt design of Native Indian.

Book Dimensions: 23 x 16 x 6 cm & Number of Pages: 792 including Appendix

Solid and well bound volume. Wear to boards’ corners, and edges, with some faded marks on covers. Rubbing to head and foot of spine. Inscription to both front and last free endpapers. The title page is missing. Some creases to the fore edges of the first few pages. Moderate tanning to endpapers, and page edges, with heavy foxing spots on some pages. Pages are tightly held at the gutter. Inner hinges are good. The text and illustrations are clear and bright (Please see pictures).

George Catlin
George Catlin (July 26, 1796 – December 23, 1872) was an American painter, author, and traveller, who specialized in portraits of Native Americans in the Old West. Following a brief career as a lawyer, he produced two major collections of paintings of American Indians and published a series of books chronicling his travels among the native peoples of the North, Central and South America.

Aantal boeken
Geïllustreerd, Geschiedenis, Native American Demografische Studies, Reizen
Auteur/ Illustrator
George Catlin
Catlin's North American Indians
Publicatiejaar oudste item
Geïllustreerde druk
Oorspronkelijke taal
J. W. Bradley
Harde kaft
Aantal pagina‘s.
23×16 cm
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