Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Hopi architecture- Walpi and Mishongnovi

    Edward S. Curtis, Photographer: Lot of Four Vintage Portfolio Photogravures from The North American Indian. This grouping of original prints includes the following plates, all from Volume XII:
    Plate 410 titled "Walpi." Curtis' caption: "Picturesque Walpi, perched on the point of a rocky island in a sea of sand, is an irregular, rambling community-house, built without design, added to in haphazard fashion as need arose; yet it constitutes a perfectly satisfying artistic whole." The photo date is 1907 and this original photogravure was produced in Cambridge, Massachusetts by Suffolk Engraving Co. Plate size is approximately 17.25 " x 13.75" on a 22" x 18" Holland Van Gelder sheet.
    Plate 417 titled "East Side of Walpi." Curtis' caption: "Few illustrations of Hopi architecture show as much regularity as this view of a Walpi street." The photo date is 1921 and this original photogravure was produced in Cambridge, Massachusetts by Suffolk Engraving Co. Plate size is approximately 17.25 " x 13.75" on a 22" x 18" Holland Van Gelder sheet.
    Plate 421 titled "Walpi Architecture." Curtis' caption: "The house-walls are about eighteen inches thick, and consist of fragments of sandstone, shaped by fracture but undressed, and bound together with mud plaster. The upper levels of the terraced buildings are reached by ladders and by stone steps." The photo date is 1921 and this original photogravure was produced in Cambridge, Massachusetts by Suffolk Engraving Co. Plate size is approximately 17.25 " x 13.75" on a 22" x 18" Holland Van Gelder sheet.
    Plate 425 titled "Mishongnovi." Curtis' caption: "A comprehensive view of this interesting Middle Mesa pueblo. On an eminence in the middle background is Shipaulovi, and at the right, several miles distant, is Shongopavi, on another tongue of the mesa." The photo date is 1900 and this original photogravure was produced in Cambridge, Massachusetts by Suffolk Engraving Co. Plate size is approximately 17 " x 13.75" on a 22" x 18" Holland Van Gelder sheet.
    Condition: Edges rough, light tissue burn on all four, overall very good.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2013
    22nd-23rd Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 440

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 June 7 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage has gone above and beyond my expectations in handling all of my transactions in a thoroughly professional manner. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone worldwide for the exemplary auction and valuation services they provide.
    Richard H.,
    Corsicana, TX
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    The Collection of James Kwis Leonard Internet Rare Books Auction
    The Collection of James Kwis Leonard Internet Rare Books Auction
    REALIZED SO FAR $300,884