[Plate] KISH-KE-KOSH. A Fox 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. Kish-Ke-Kosh was a Fox brave. The tribe located primarily in the area of present day Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois. After the signing of a treaty with the United States in 1824, the tribe moved to specific lands in Iowa and Illinois. State park preserves and woods are named even to this day after Kish-Ke-Kosh.
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 #29824

Printed and hand-coloured at J.T. Bowen’s Lithographic Establishment. A beautifully lithographed colour plate reproduced from the original painting by Charles Bird King. Folio, the 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 23 x 18.5 inches. A very fine, fresh and clean plate with rich colour, the presentation and framing all very fine and very handsome.

Price: $1,950.00