[Plate] TAI-O-MAH, A Musquakee Brave [From HISTORY OF THE INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA]
[Plate] TAI-O-MAH, A Musquakee Brave [From HISTORY OF THE INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA]
[Plate] TAI-O-MAH, A Musquakee Brave [From HISTORY OF THE INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA]

[Plate] TAI-O-MAH, A Musquakee Brave [From HISTORY OF THE INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA]

([Philadelphia: F.W. Greenough, 1838]).

An original handcoloured PLATE FROM 'One of the most costly and important works ever published on the American Indians' -Field. Tai-O-Mah was a great Fox warrior and chief. His name also means, a 'crash of thunder'. His tribe lived primarily in what is present-day Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois. In 1824 he was a signatory to a treaty with the U.S. that ceded land to the new nation. After the treaty's signing, Tai-O-Mah moved with his people to Iowa and developed villages there and in Illinois. He is buried on private land in Kingston and the city of Tama, and Tama County, Iowa are named for him.
The lithographs from McKenney and Hall’s HISTORY OF THE INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA are not only amongst the greatest hand-coloured American illustrated plates of the 19th century, but are also an American cultural treasure providing an historical record of the portraits of the chiefs, warriors and women of the various tribes. The lithographs are faithfully produced from original oil paintings either by Charles Bird King painted from life in his studio in Washington or reproduced by King from the watercolours of the famous frontier artist James Otto Lewis as well as a few other artists. Item #29823

Printed and hand-coloured at J.T. Bowen’s Lithographic Establishment. A beautifully lithographed hand-colour plate reproduced from the original painting by Charles Bird King, with caption beneath. Folio, the original folio sheet now handsomely mounted and framed, the mounting with a wood trimmed beveled edge on a tan cloth-covered board, housed in a handsome black and red wooden frame gilt covered, glazed. The complete presentation being 22.5 x 18 inches. A very fine, fresh and clean plate with rich colour, the presentation and framing all very fine and very handsome.

Price: $1,450.00