Sep 24, 2020 - Sale 2546

Sale 2546 - Lot 8

Price Realized: $ 4,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(AMERICAN INDIANS.) Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied. Voyage dans l'Intérieur de l'Amérique du Nord. Folding map with hand-colored route, plan, 30 plates (all bound at rear of volumes). 3 [of 5] volumes (text volumes only). [4], viii, 383; [4], 487; [4], 410 pages. 8vo, publisher's red cloth, dampstaining, retouching, and moderate wear; intermittent moderate dampstaining and foxing, folding map complete but detached with full 12-inch closed tear; with half-titles. Paris, 1840-43

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First French edition of the classic account of an 1833 trip up the Missouri River, reaching as far as Fort McKenzie and Fort Clark (in modern Montana and North Dakota, respectively). Best known for its two volumes of color plates by Karl Bodmer (not present here), but the text volumes are important in their own right. Howes M443; Pilling 2522; Sabin 47015; Wagner-Camp 76:2.