Rare Books

WILD ANIMALS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA

Lot No
30
Description
By Captain W. Cornwallis Harris
Drawn on Stone by Frank Howard
Publisher : W. Pickering, Chancery Lane
Location : London
Printers : Hullmandel and Walton
Year : 1840
Plates : 30/30
Estimate
Rs. 4,00,000 - 4,50,000

Winning Bid

₹ 4,55,400

(Inclusive 15% margin)

additional information

Illustrations include portraits of the Game and Wild Animals of Southern Africa. Marbled boards bound together with a red leather spine. The spine has the author and book name engraved in gold, along with several animals. Marble papers incorporated at the beginning and end. Each Plate has a chapter dedicated to it. The illustrations of these animals were delineated from life in their native haunts during a hunting expedition from the cape colony as far as the Tropic of Capricorn in 1836 and 1837.

This lot is over one hundred years old or National Art Treasure, cannot be exported out of India as per Antiques and Art Treasures Act, 1972.