John Cleves Symmes

“John Cleves Symmes, Jr. and His Hollow Earth” by John J. Audubon, 1820. Graphite on paper, sewn at midpoint into booklet with endpaper and cover. Inscribed and signed at lower right border in graphite: “Drawn by John. J. Audubon Aug - 20 / the Western Museum”; verso at center in brown ink: “John, Cleeves Simms - / The man with the hole at the / Pole - / Drawn and a good likeness it is / by John J. Audubon / Cincinati August 1820. / ---1820”; at lower left in graphite: “Note by J.C. Symmes the son / the proper orthography is / John Cleves Symmes”; at lower right in brown ink: “John Cleeves Simms --”..




John Cleves Symmes, Symzonia (1820)