Auction 89, Lot 330

"Lot of five prints",

Subject: Native Americans

Period: 1892 (circa)

Publication: The Manners, Customs and Condition of the North American Indians

Color: Printed Color

Size:
7 x 5 inches
17.8 x 12.7 cm

Five chromolithograph plates from one of the most important early works on Native Americans. Catlin was an American artist and traveler who devoted himself to using his art to illustrate the customs of the American Indian. He painted over 600 pictures and the people and their cultural life from 48 different tribes. The work was first published in 1841 and reissued several times, including this fine edition of chromolithographs. The plates each include four portraits and include several smaller tribes such as Piankeshows, Delawares, Kaskasias, Peorias, Kickapoos, Weas, Pawnee, and Camanchee. A very colorful and fine set. One plate is illustrated.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $110

Closed on 12/8/1999

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