Catlin's North American Indian Portfolio

CATLIN, George. Introduced by Harold McCracken.
Chicago: Swallow Press, (1970). Illustrated with 25 full page tinted plates.
Facsimile edition of the 1844 editon. [4] 20 pp text, 25 ff. of plates. One of 1,000 copies.
Elephant folio, loose plates in black cloth portfolio lettered in gilt. Plates as new; black pigmentation of flaps faded at edges, else fine.


Catlin published his North American Indian Portfolio in 1844, one set with tinted plates (as here), and one set with hand coloured plates. Originally he had intended to so a series of portfolios with different motives, but this, the first one was the only one published. The work was the result of years of living amongst the Indians and travelling on the Great Plains and experiencing life with the Plains Indians.

Price: $375.00
SKU: 30608
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