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BAINES (THOMAS)
The Victoria Falls Zambesi River Sketched on the Spot (During the Journey of J. Chapman & T. Baines), FIRST EDITION, Day & Son, 4 October 1865
22 – 30 May 2023, 12:00 BST
London, Knightsbridge

£7,000 - £9,000

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The Victoria Falls Zambesi River Sketched on the Spot (During the Journey of J. Chapman & T. Baines), FIRST EDITION, hand-coloured lithographed pictorial title and 10 hand-coloured lithographed plates by by T.Picken, R.M.Bryson, F.Jones and E.Walker after Baines, tissue guards, light spotting to title otherwise very clean throughout, publisher's cobalt blue blind-stamped cloth, lettered in gilt on upper cover, g.e., age-soiling to spine and margins of upper cover [Mendelssohn (1979) I, p.113], folio (570 x 360mm.), Day & Son, 4 October 1865

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A FINE COPY OF THE HAND-COLOURED ISSUE OF BAINES MOST IMPORTANT PUBLISHED WORK ON THE VICTORIA FALLS.

In 1858, at the recommendation of the Royal Geographical Society, Baines (1820-1875) was appointed artist and storekeeper to David Livingstone's Zambesi expedition. In 1861 he HAD joined James Chapman on an expedition from the south-west coast of Africa to the Victoria Falls, during which he made many sketches and paintings.

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