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Harris, John, 1791?-1873

[Scenes in the Xhosa Wars]

London : Published ... by Rudolph Ackermann, at his Eclipse Sporting & Military Gallery, 191, Regent Street, January 20th, 1852-June 1st, 1854.
Physical Description:
5 prints : aquatint and etching ; plate marks 54 x 70 cm, on sheets 59 x 80 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio C 2023 25
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Title devised by cataloger.
All prints are signed: "Painted by Hy. Martens, from a sketch by Capt. Carey, Cape Mounted Rifles ; engraved by J. Harris."
Imprint from the foot of each plate.
BAC Folio C 2023 25: Prints are hand-colored. Bound in 20th-century red half morocco and red cloth, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. With an added manuscript title page supplied by the binder: "Scenes in the Kaffir Wars."
Subject Terms:
South Africa -- History -- Frontier Wars, 1811-1878.
Hand coloring.
Martens, Henry, -1860, artist.
Carey, George, 1822-1872, artist.
Ackermann, Rudolph, 1764-1834, publisher.

  • [1] The conference at Block Drift, Kaffir Land, Jany. 30th, 1846
  • [2] The Battle of Gwanga, Cape of Good Hope, June 8th, 1846
  • [3] The capture of Fort Armstrong, Kaffir Land, Feby. 22nd, 1851
  • [4] Attack on the Kaffirs on the troops under the command of Lt. Col. Fordyce of the 74th Highlanders ...
  • [5] South African Army, cavalry brigade ... crossing the Great Orange River, December 1852.

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