Edward Beyer’s Travels Through America


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Edward Beyer’s Travels Through America-An Artist’s View is the first English translation of a travel narrative of American in the 1850s, seen through the eyes of a German itinerant artist.  It is also a preliminary catalogue raisonne of the artist’s work, profusely illustrated throughout with more than fifty reproductions of paintings, lithographs, maps, and other items in full color.  An insightful essay by Al McLean reviews the current state of scholarship and knowledge about Edward Beyer’s life and work.  The book contains appendices, including a list of know works by Edward Beyer, and a translation of a letter written by the artist from Lynchburg, Virginia, as well as suggestions for further reading, and an index.  Several works of art are published here for the first time, some of them previously unknown to the public.


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