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Auction 100, Lot 494

"[Lot of 2] Plate XLI & XXXVIII", Prichard, James Cowles

Subject: Native Americans

Period: 1848 (published)

Publication: The Natural History of Man, 3rd edition

Color: Hand Color

5.5 x 8.8 inches
14 x 22.4 cm

Stunning hand colored aquatint plates based on the paintings of several important 19th century artists, including George Catlin. These are from Prichard's early anthropological study, subtitled "comprising inquiries into the modifying influence of physical and moral agencies on the different tribes of the human family."

Plate XLI - "Hco-a-h'co-a-h'cotes-min. A Flat head Warrior" is a fine portrait of a handsome warrior. Together with Plate XL - " Hee-doh-'gee-ats. A Chin-ook Boy."


Condition: B

A little foxing affecting titles.

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sold for: $80

Closed on 9/12/2002