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Facsimilie Reprints - Africana - Maps and Prints

Includes Thomas Baines Victoria Falls folio prints,
early african wagon prints,
and Bulawayo Salisbury skyline prints.
Layout Table~~~~385~385~~
Africana - General~Rhodesia / Zimbabwe~~~385~4604~~
Folios~~~~385~564~~
Bulawayo's Changing Skyline 1893-1980 - AD Jack & LW Bolze~Loose sheets of selected prints taken from the book of the same title. This is a unique presentation pencil & watercolours sketches of Bulawayo's architecture and street scenes from it's beginnings to 1980 - the story of its growth told through its buildings and the people associated with them. It is a fascinating record of a city of pioneering character and robust individuality.
8 pencil drawings - Outside dimensions 210 x 280cm, picture area 140 x 185cm,
4 full-colour paintings - Outside dimensions 280 x 380cm, picture area 180 x 280cm.
NOTE Folio Presentation folder is out of stock/print, the prints are now supplied in plain plastic packaging.~Books of Zimbabwe
Folio in presentation packaging.
8 pencil drawings - Outside dimensions 210 x 280cm, picture area 140 x 185cm,
4 full-colour paintings - Outside dimensions 280 x 380cm, picture area 180 x 280cm.
Loose sheets of selected prints taken from the book of the same title. This is a unique presentation pencil & watercolours sketches of Bulawayo's architecture and street scenes from it's beginnings to 1980 - the story of its growth told through its buildings and the people associated with them. It is a fascinating record of a city of pioneering character and robust individuality.

Partial expanded view of picture above

Partial expanded view of picture above
~Bulawayo%27s Changing Skyline 1893-1980 - AD Jack & LW Bolze (folio)|ISBN 0869202049 folio|~385~1472~Bulawayo%27s Changing Skyline 1893-1980 - AD Jack & LW Bolze~
Salisbury's Changing Skyline 1890-1980 (Folio 1)- AD Jack & DG Cobban~Loose sheets of selected prints taken from the book of the same title. This is a unique presentation in pencil & watercolours sketches of Salisbury's (now Harare) architecture and street scenes from it's beginnings to 1980 - the story of its growth told through its buildings and the people associated with them. It is a fascinating record of a city of pioneering character and robust individuality.
8 pencil drawings - Outside dimensions 210 x 280cm, picture area 140 x 185cm,
4 full-colour paintings - Outside dimensions 280 x 380cm, picture area 180 x 280cm .
Folio in presentation packaging.~Books of Zimbabwe
This is a unique presentation, in a handsome large coffee-table volume or a folio of loose prints, of Salisbury's (now Harare) architecture and street scenes from it's beginnings to 1980 - the story of its growth told through its buildings and the people associated with them. It is a fascinating record of a city of pioneering character and robust individuality.

1) Portfolio contains 12 loose prints : - 8 pencil drawings - Outside dimensions 210 x 280cm, picture area 140 x 185cm,
4 full-colour paintings Outside dimensions 280 x 380cm, picture area 180 x 280cm

2) Book contains more than 114 subjects illustrated in various media - pencil & watercolours sketches and full colour and two aerial photographs. Also includes informative text and anecdotes that set the sketches in their historical perspective and adds background that makes them more meaningful.
Size - 290x390mm, 113 pages



~Salisbury%27s Changing Skyline 1890-1980 (Folio 1)|P !2510|~385~1473~Salisbury%27s Changing Skyline 1890-1980 (Folio 1)- AD Jack & DG Cobban~
The Transport Wagon - Jeff Huntly~ Set of five intricate, colourful and historically accurate pictures of early southern African pioneer wagons painted in Tempera by ex-Rhodesian author, naturalist and artist Jeff Huntly. Ideal for Home & Office décor. Loose sheets, size 415 x 290mm~For this series, portraying those grand wagons which helped open up the sub - continent, Huntly embarked upon an intricate research programme and, through extensive correspondence, learnt a great deal about wagons and wagon - making. He has produced these wagon paintings, which combine accuracy of detail with impressive artistic merit. The models he has selected, from the many in use in the early days, are the Ballantine Straight Rail, and the Symons Full Tent (both Cape wagons); the Ireland (of Pietermaritzburg); the Timber and early Trek wagon.

Loose sheets, size 415 x 290mm


(Close up partial view of very top left picture)
~The Transport Wagon|P !2511|~385~4613~The Transport Wagon - Jeff Huntly~
The Victoria Falls: Zambezi River. Sketched on the spot, 1862 - Thomas Baines, FRGS~A selection of seven of the finest paintings reprinted in full colour from the Thomas Baines book originally published in 1865. These magnificent paintings gave the outside world their first pictorial impressions of Darkest Africa's greatest scenic secret. Ideal for Home & Office décor.
(Outside dimensions 50cm W x 39,5cm H, picture area 41cm x 28cm). Folio (loose sheets) in presentation packaging.~Of all the works produced by Books of Rhodesia Publishing Ltd & Books of Zimbabwe Publishing Ltd, none has matched the sustained popularity enjoyed by these particular reproductions of paintings of the Victoria Falls completed by Thomas Baines on his journey there in 1862 in company with James Chapman. He was the first artist to look upon and portray their grandeur, and the striking beauty of his canvases has not since been equalled.

Thomas Baines painted the first and still the finest pictures of the Victoria Falls. These were published in 1865 as a book which included 11 chromolithographs and 8 pages of descriptive text by the artist.

In company with James Chapman, Baines journeyed from Cape Town to Walvis Bay by sea, and by ox-wagon across the waterless desert, via Lake Ngami, taking 16 months to reach the Zambezi - on 23rd July, 1862. He spent 12 days sketching the world's greatest river wonder and completed most of his canvases by the roadside on his return. These magnificent paintings gave the outside world their first pictorial impression of Darkest Africa's great scenic secret.

Thomas Baines was born at King's Lynn in l820. He was one of the most prolific painters of the last century. Over 400 of his oils, and as many water-colours and pencil sketches, are known to exist. He was equally well known as an explorer, cartographer, diarist and scientific observer of fauna and flora. He was a member of David Livingstone's Zambezi Expedition from 1857 to 1859. Except for his exploration of Northern Australia (1855-57) and trips to England, he spent all his adult life in southern Africa.

(Outside dimensions of stiff paper - 50cm W x 39,5cm H, picture area 41cm x 28cm). Folio (loose sheets) in presentation packaging.

NOTE: Picture above is a partial expanded view of the first picture below.



The set of 7 prints

~The Victoria Falls%3A Zambezi River. PRINTS|X !2508|The Victoria Falls%3A Zambezi River. PRINTS|Z !2508|The Victoria Falls%3A Zambezi River. PRINTS|P !2508|~385~4612~The Victoria Falls%3A Zambezi River. Sketched on the spot, 1862 - Thomas Baines, FRGS~
Maps~~~~385~563~~
The Africa of Emmanuel Bowen, 1747 - E Bowen~Outside dimensions 53,5cm W x 44,5cm H. Loose sheet packed in tube.~Outside dimensions 53,5cm W x 44,5cm H














~The Africa of Emmanuel Bowen, 1747 - E Bowen|P !2515|~385~4617~The Africa of Emmanuel Bowen, 1747 - E Bowen~
The Africa of Jadocus Hondius, 1606 - J Hondius~Outside dimensions 53,5cm W x 44,5cm H. Loose sheet packed in tube.~Outside dimensions 53,5cm W x 44,5cm H














~The Africa of Jadocus Hondius, 1606 - J Hondius|P !2512|~385~4614~The Africa of Jadocus Hondius, 1606 - J Hondius~
The Southern Africa of G. de I'Isle, 1720 - G. de I'Isle~Outside dimensions 66cm W x 58cm H. Loose sheet packed in tube.~Outside dimensions 66cm W x 58cm H














~The Southern Africa of G. de I%27Isle, 1720 - G. de I%27Isle|P !2513|~385~4615~The Southern Africa of G. de I%27Isle, 1720 - G. de I%27Isle~
The Africa of Georg Matthaus Seutter, 1735 - GM Seutter~Outside dimensions 66cm W x 58cm H. Loose sheet packed in tube.~Outside dimensions 66cm W x 58cm H.














~The Africa of Georg Matthaus Seutter, 1735 - GM Seutter|P !2514|~385~4616~The Africa of Georg Matthaus Seutter, 1735 - GM Seutter~
Set of four early period Africa maps 1606 - 1747 (Hondius, de I'Isle, Seutter, Bowen)~Above 4 maps as a 'set' - Loose sheets packed in tube.~~Set of four early period Africa maps (Hondius, de I%27Isle, Seutter, Bowen)|P !2516|~385~4618~~
Map showing routes of the early European travellers in the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland~- MO Collins, Director, Federal Department of Trigonometrical & Topographical Surveys, Rhodesia & Nyasaland - Printed 1964. Shows routes of European travellers before 1890. Reverse of map contains lists of known names of Europeans & Expeditions in this area prior to 1890.
(Outside dimensions 67cm W x 78.5cm H). Loose sheet packed in tube.
NB - these are original prints, not facsimilies. Very few prints left - very scarce.~
Printed 1964.
Shows routes of European travellers before 1890.
Reverse of map contains lists of known names of Europeans & Expeditions in this area prior to 1890.
Outside dimensions 67cm W x 78.5cm H

Below is an extract taken from the map


EUROPEAN TRAVELLERS BEFORE 1890

There are many records of men and women of European origin having been present before 1890 in the area covered by the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. Where there is a trace of written record of such people, they are given in the list overleaf. Where their journeys, in part or whole, are shown separately on the map the names are in capitals on the list. Women are shown in all cases in italics. Other individuals may have followed one of the four main routes into the Federation. It has not been possible in many cases to show any departure from these routes from the records available, and in other cases where the information was available the scale of the map did not allow it. These routes are:

(1) The Zambezi Valley route used by the Portuguese.
(2) Hunters' Road from Bechuanaland through Inyati to the Hunyani.
(3) The Panda-ma-Tenga and the missionary route to Barotseland, and
(4) The route to Nyasaland up the Shire Valley.

In two cases, there were major expeditions of some size into Central Africa. The first of these was the Portuguese expedition led by Dr. Lacerda and the second was the Zambezi expedition led by Dr. Livingstone. The members of these expeditions are shown collectively at the end of the list and are not included in alphabetical order unless they undertook other journeys. The list has been compiled from those available authorities that it has been possible to trace. In many cases, however, these records are sparse and inadequate, and it is not claimed, therefore, that this particular study is in any way final. It is, in fact, hoped that anyone who can add or correct the existing knowledge now shown, will do so to enable a more accurate second edition of the map to be published at some later date.

Because it seemed more practical, the travellers are shown against the topography of the last century and not against that of present development in the Federation. I am indebted for help in this work to R. Summers, Esq., and Mrs. Lloyd of Bulawayo, to E. C. Tabler of South Charleston, U.S.A., to the staff of the National Archives, Dr. G. A. Jamieson, G. C. R. Clay and others.

M. O. Collins
DIRECTOR,
FEDERAL DEPARTMENT OF TRIGONOMETRICAL AND TOPOGRAPHICAL SURVEYS.
~Map showing routes of the early European travellers|P !2517|~385~4619~Map showing routes of the early European travellers in the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland~
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