Das illustrirte Mississippithal : dargestellt in 80 nach der natur aufgenommenen ansichten vom wasserfalle zu St. Anthony an bis zum gulf von Mexico


Date: 1857



Although he was born in England, Henry Lewis emigrated to the United States with his family when he was a child. He lived in Boston and in 1836 moved to Saint Louis, where he learned the carpenter's trade. A few years later he began to work as a painter of stage scenery at the city's theatre. Lewis travelled to the Mississippi area in 1846 to draw the landscape, and returned again in 1848.

The sketches made during this second trip were the basis of a panoramic landscape painting, which he titled Mammoth Panorama of the Mississippi River. The painting was first exhibited in Cincinnati, the city he lived in from 1848 to 1849. Lewis spent the next few years visiting many cities of the east coast with this huge work and travelled to Europe with it in 1851. The panorama was shown in various countries until it was finally bought by a Dutch landowner.

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Two years after arriving in Europe, Lewis decided to establish himself in Dusseldorf. In 1854 he published Das Illustrierte Mississippi, a book in which his illustrations were accompanied by texts written by George B. Douglas. Despite having settled permanently in Europe and never returning to the United States, for the rest of his life Lewis continued to paint landscapes inspired by the sketches made during his trips to the Mississippi.

Originally issued in parts (fascicles); no. 1-3, 1854, no. 4-6, 1855, "Nach dem englischen original-text deutsch bearbeitet, von George B. Douglas": no. 7-20. "(Deutsch und englisch.) Von George B. Douglas". Dusseldorf, Elkan, Baumer & co., 1857

The engraved title (frontispiece) reads "Der Mississippi. Dusseldorf, Verlag des Lithogr. Instituts von Arnz & co."

In the "Messkatalog" or "Bibliographisches jahrbuch" of Avenarius, 1854-55, no. I-II, III, and IV-VI are entered with the note "Ist auch mit englischem text zu gleichem preise zu haben"; no copy with English text has been located

[78] p. of plates


Library of Congress Call Number/Physical Location: F353 .L67

1. Cover
10. The Rolling Prairie
11. The Valley of St. Peters
12. The Little Falls
13. St. Pauls in Menesotah Territorium
14. Klein Rabendorf
15. Rothe Felsen Prairie
16. The Mouth of the River St. Croix
17. Red Wings Village
18. The Indian Cemetery
19. Lake Pepin
2. Illustrated Title Page
20. The Maiden Rock
21. Medizinflaschendorf
22. The Grand Council
23. Mouth of the Chippeway, Wisconsin
24. The Indian Camp
25. Travelling Hunting Party
26. Dog Dance
27. Prairie on Fire
28. Battle of Bad Axe
29. Indians Spearing Fish
3. Title Page
30. Hunting the Deer by Moonlight
31. Scalping Scene on the Mississippi
32. Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin in 1830
33. Mouth of the Wisconsin from Pikes Hill
34. Cassville in 1829
35. The Indians Look Out
36. Petroglyph
37. The Camp of The United States Troops
38. Dubuque in Iowa
39. Tete de Mort River
4. St. Louis
40. Galena on Fever River in Illinois
41. View on Fever River
42. Bellevue, Iowa
43. Savannah, Illinois
44. Port Byron, Iowa and Berlin, Illinois
45. The Rapids
46. Fort Armstrong
47. Fort Armstrong on Rock Island
48. Muscadine, Iowa.jpg
49. Great Muscadine, Prairie, Iowa
5. Steamboat Wooding at Night
50. Burlington, Iowa
51. Fort Madison, Iowa
52. Nauvoe, Illinois
53. The Mormon Temple
54. Warsaw, Iowa
55. Artist's Encampment
56. Quincy, Illinois
57. View on the Mississippi near Quincy, Illinois
58. Keokuck, Iowa
59. Hannibal, Missouri
6. indian Deputation
60. The Town of Louisiana, Missouri
61. Clarksville, Missouri
62. The Pissau Rock near Alton, Illinois
63. Ballustrade Bluffs with the Grand Staircase
64. Alton, Illinois
65. Mouth of the Missouri
66. The Great Fire in St. Louis (May 17th 1849)
67. Carondelet or Vide Poche, Missouri
68. Herculaneum, Missouri
69. Cairo, Mouth of the Ohio
7. Fort Snelling
70. New Madrid, Missouri
71. Memphis, Tennessee
72. Mouth of the Arkansas
73. Vicksburg
74. Cotton Plantation
75. General Taylor's Plantation
76. Natchez, Mississppi
77. Mouth of Red River
78. Bayon Sucra, Luisiana
79. Convent du Sacrament
8. Mouths of the Mississippi
80. Pilot's Station
81. New Orleans, Louisiana
9. The Falls of St. Anthony

Publisher: Dusseldorf : Arnz & Company




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ISBN-10: N/A

Date Added: 2019-04-05

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