DESCRIPTION OF BANVARD'S PANORAMA OF THE MISSISSIPPI & MISSOURI RIVERS, EXTENSIVELY KNOWN AS THE "THREE MILE PAINTING," EXHIBITING A VIEW OF COUNTRY OVER 3000 MILES IN LENGTH, EXTENDING FROM THE MOUTH OF THE YELLOW STONE TO THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS, BEING BY FAR THE LARGEST PICTURE EVER EXECUTED BY MAN. John Banvard.

DESCRIPTION OF BANVARD'S PANORAMA OF THE MISSISSIPPI & MISSOURI RIVERS, EXTENSIVELY KNOWN AS THE "THREE MILE PAINTING," EXHIBITING A VIEW OF COUNTRY OVER 3000 MILES IN LENGTH, EXTENDING FROM THE MOUTH OF THE YELLOW STONE TO THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS, BEING BY FAR THE LARGEST PICTURE EVER EXECUTED BY MAN.

London: Printed by W.J. Goldbourn, 1849. 48pp. Disbound without wraps, else Very Good.

In 1847, an edition issued describing Banvard's panorama of the Mississippi River. "A much longer painting including the Missouri River was described in the pamphlet published in 1849" [Clark]. The pamphlet's first 24 pages are a biography of Banvard, "a self-taught artist." Pages 25-35 describe the painting; pages 36-44 describe "Life on the Mississippi." Pages 45-48 print resolutions and testimonials expressing admiration for Banvard's work
III Clark 271. Rader 247. Howes B110 and Sabin 3223 [recording the "Mississippi River" imprint]. Item #34829

Price: $650.00

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