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    Sale 2486 | Lot 180
    Price Realized: $2,125With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2486 Lot 180

      (AMERICAN INDIANS.) Haid, Johann Jakob; engraver. L'Amerique. Mezzotint, 17 x 13 1/4 inches; tasteful repairs in upper margin, otherwise minimal wear. Augsburg, Germany, mid-18th century

      Estimate $1,000 - 1,500

      Two young people hunting with a hawk and bow are intended to symbolize the American frontier experience. The race of these symbolic Americans is impossible to guess, though their facial features appear African and their dress might be American Indian, and of course the distinction was not binary by the 18th century. We suspect the German engraver Haid (1704-1767) had little direct familiarity with either group.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $2,125