SOUTH AFRICA An album of approximately 100 topographical views and ethnographic portraits, [c.1885-1890]
Lot 215
SOUTH AFRICA An album of approximately 100 topographical views and ethnographic portraits, [c.1885-1890]
Sold for £875 (US$ 1,454) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
SOUTH AFRICA and ST. HELENA
An album of approximately 100 topographical views and ethnographic portraits, album prints, typically mounted two per page and back to back, several captioned in manuscript on the mount, 230 x 290mm. or smaller, including 4 linen back folding panoramas, half morocco, initialled "J.R.Y" in gilt on upper cover, rubbed, folio (415 x 300mm.), [c.1885-1890]

Footnotes

  • Including: views of and around St. Helena in the South Atlantic, including topographical views, settlements and plantations; a group portrait of four men in military uniform posing with a giant tortoise; several alrge format dramatic view of the South African landscape; "19C Imp. Defence Loan Wynberg, Officers Qrs, March 1890;" a view of women washing clothes in the Liesbeck River, Protea; a three-part folding panorama of Cape Town; three views of Lion's Head (one from Kloof); six view of an unidentified military parade, including a three-part folding panorama from Jones' Studio, Cape Town; a view of Simon's Bay; the inside of a mine; views of a railway; a market town showing shops and their hoardings with cattle drawn carts in the foreround; four ethnographic studies of native South Americans; five portraits of South African tribespeople, and a group portrait of native South African women in Western dress gathering bundles of sticks.
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