After Benjamin West. "Nordamerikaner." From H.R. Schinz's Naturgeschichte und Abbildungen des Menschen.
Zurich: Honeggerschen Lithographischen Anstalt, 1835. 8 x 9 (image). Lithograph by J. Honegger. Light scattered spotting left and right of image, Else, fine condition. Very good condition.
From 1824 until 1845, Swiss doctor and natural historian Heinrich Rudolf Schinz published various editions of his "Natural History. Schinz's work included illustrations of the different races and he took his images for Native Americans upon the work of various naturalists, such as John Webber (from Cook's expedition) and Karl Bodmer (from his travels with Prince Maximilian). For the northeastern woodland Indians, Schinz copied the figure that appears in the foreground of Benjamin West's "The Death of General Wolfe." This figure had become the archetypical image of the Native American in the early 19th century.
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