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Illustrations of the Highlands of æthiopia.

HARRIS William Cornwallis (1844.)

£950.00 

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Nine (of 26) coloured lithographs, loose, without title or text. 295 by 220mm and smaller. Some very minor, occasional spotting. London, Dickenson & Son,

The twenty-six-plate set is extremely rare and was published in the same year as the author's three-volume narrative. "Harris and several other British officers and diplomats were sent to open trade relations with the then virtually unknown Kingdom of Shoa." (Czech, p 72).

The plates included here are titled as follows: (3) Sultan of Tajura; (10) Eesah Somauli; (13) Woema Shepherdesses; (14) The Wady Killulloo; (15) Presentation at Court; (21) Mohammadan Women of Argobba; (23) Interior of an Abyssinian House; (25) Cathedral of St Michael; (27) Triumphal Entry into Angollala (two illustrations). Abbey, 291; Czech, p 72.

Stock Code: 194852