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[U.S.] Prince Maximilian of Wied / Carl Bodmer, Map to Illustrate the Route of Prince Maximilian of Wied in the Interior of North America... Coblenz or Paris or London, 1839-43. 16 x 31. Original outline color. Large margins, a small tear in lower margin, else VG+. With Bodmer's blind stamp in the lower part of the plate. French and German titles also. Prince Maximilian, an experienced naturalist, traveled in the American west with Swiss artist Carl Bodmer as far as what is now Montana. Theirs was the first such expedition by a led trained scientist with a skilled illustrator. "The Missouri as far as the Great Falls...is depicted with high accuracy." Wheat. Inset plans of the Missouri's Great Falls and Lake Itasca, the Mississippi's headwaters. Graff 4649; Wagner-Camp 76; Wheat 445. $7,500.00

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