June 22, 2018 10:00 AM EDT Cincinnati


Rare Hand-Colored Engraving of War of 1812 Engagement Between American Forces and Tecumseh

Hand-colored engraving, 8.125 x 14.75 in. (sight, including margins), framed, 9.75 x 16.25 in. A View of Col. Johnson's Engagement with the Savages (Commanded by Tecumseh) near the Moravian Town, October 5, 1812. Abel Bowen, 1828. 

A dramatic engraving portraying the battle between American forces under the command of Colonel Richard M. Johnson and American Indians under the command of Tecumseh, who were allied with the British. Detailed action is presented at center, with Johnson on horseback engaged with an Indian wielding a tomahawk, an American soldier engaging with an Indian, and an Indian in the act of scalping a fallen soldier. Tecumseh is shown standing in the foreground, at the far right. Significant elements of the scene are numbered and described in a corresponding key printed below.


Some horizontal folds throughout, with slight separation and few holes at few folds. Some soiling near few folds as well. Few scattered spots. Not examined outside frame. 

Estimate: $500 - $700
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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