Engraved Plates of Native People and Scenes of East Africa

    Charles Guillain. Documents sur L'Histoire, la Géographie et le Commerce de L'Afrique Orientale. Paris: Arthus Bertrand, [1857].

    First edition. Quarto atlas only. Lithographs by Bayot, Ciceri, Jacottet, Sabatier, and Vogt, after drawings and daguerreotypes by Caraguel and Bridet. Fifty-four engraved plates of maps, native peoples, and scenes of Africa. Text in French.

    Pages and plates loose in attractive modern folding portfolio box with linen ties. Missing one plate (number ten). Moderate foxing throughout. Some tattering to the edges. The folding map (comprising plates one and two) shows a darker color and seems to be from a later source. Bookplate of previous owner. Very good. From the Professor John Ralph Willis Collection of Rare Africana.

    Ibrahim-Hilm I, 280.

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