The North American Journals of Prince Maximilian of Wied, Volume 1 : May 1832-April 1833

The North American Journals of Prince Maximilian of Wied, Volume 1 : May 1832-April 1833

Description

Made famous through the paintings of Swiss artist Karl Bodmer, the North American expedition of German naturalist Prince Maximilian of Wied in 1832-34 was the first scientific exploration of the Missouri River's upper reaches since the epic journey of Lewis and Clark almost thirty years earlier. Maximilian's journal has never been presented fully in English--until now. This collector's-quality, oversized volume, the first of a three-volume set, draws on the Maximilian-Bodmer Collection at Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska.

The North American Journals offer an incomparable view of the upper Missouri and its Native peoples at a pivotal moment in the history of the American West. This meticulous account, newly translated with extensive modern annotation, faithfully reproduces Maximilian's 110 drawings and watercolors as well as his own notes, asides, and appendices. Volume I, which covers May 1832 to April 1833, documents Maximilian's voyage to North America and his first encounters with Indians upon reaching the West. This is an essential resource for nineteenth-century western American history and a work of lasting value.

This book is published with the assistance of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.


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Details

Author(s)
Prince Alexander Philipp Maximilian of Wied, William J Orr, Paul Schach, Dieter Karch, John Wilson, Stephen S Witte, Marsha V Gallagher
Format
Hardback | 544 pages
Dimensions
219 x 374 x 57mm | 2,331g
Publication date
01 Jul 2008
Publisher
University of Oklahoma Press
Language
English
Edition Statement
Volume 1
Illustrations note
Illustrations, unspecified
ISBN10
0806138882
ISBN13
9780806138886