Karl Bodmer (Swiss, 1809–1893)
Bison Dance of the Mandan Indians in front of their Medicine Lodge in Mih-Tuta-Hankush
Ackermann & Co. Publisher, London, July 1842. Hand-colored aquatint and engraving from Travels in the Interior of North America London, 1843. Tableau 18. With Bodmer's blind stamp below the Ackermann imprint at center bottom. First English edition with an addition to the Ackermann imprint at center bottom the Coblenz J. Holscher imprint at bottom left and the Paris Arthus Bertrand imprint at bottom right; and with trilingual captions in English, French and German. First issue of the plate with 'Imp. de Bougeard' below the image at center.
Image size: 12 1/8 x 17 1/4 in. (30.8 x 43. 8cm)
Sheet size: 16 7/8 x 23 9/16 in. (42.9 x 59.8cm)
[Joslyn Museum of Art, fourth state]
Arader Galleries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Acquired directly from the above in 1987.
Property from a Private Collection, Main Line, Philadelphia.

Estimate $2,500-4,000

Sold for $6,875 (buyer's premium included)