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Auction 191, Lot 790

"Various Dresses of the Indians of North America, with Their Weapons of War, &c.", Moore, John Hamilton

Subject: Prints - Native American

Period: 1780 (circa)

Publication: A New and Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels

Color: Black & White

11.3 x 6.9 inches
28.7 x 17.5 cm
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This fascinating engraving presents traditional clothing and tools of Indigenous peoples in North America. At left are a man and woman of the Naudowessies (Dakota) tribe, located west of the Mississippi. The couple at right are Chipeways (Ojibwe) from east of the Mississippi. In the background are a few examples of Indigenous lodgings. Above are illustrations of a dagger, peace pipe, and tomahawk. The engraving appeared in John Hamilton Moore's (which may be a fictitious name) history of voyages, which was published by Alexander Hogg.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.MOOR-1a .

Condition: B+

A nice impression with a light stain at left and light mat burn in the margins.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $60

Closed on 2/8/2023