The Kafirs illustrated in a series of drawings taken among the Amazulu, Amaponda and Amakosa tribes : also portraits of the Hottentot, Malay, Fingo, and other races inhabiting Southern Africa: together with sketches of landscape scenery in the Zulu country, Natal, and the Cape Colony

Author: Angas, George French, 1822-1886
Needham, Jonathan, fl. 1849-1870
Childs, George, ca. 1800-ca. 1875
Responsibility: by George French Angas
Place: London
Publisher: J. Hogarth
Date Published: 1849
Description: [52 p.] : ill., 30 plates, 11 engravings, port. ; 55.5 cm.
Provenance: York Gate Library
Call Number: Rare Book Room (RGS) 916.80222 A581 d
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Subject: Angas, George French, 1822-1886
Needham, Jonathan, fl. 1849-1870
Childs, George, ca. 1800-ca. 1875
Zulu (African people)--Pictorial works
Zulu (African people)--Social life and customs--19th century--Pictorial works
Ethnology--South Africa--Pictorial works
Costume--South Africa--Pictorial works
South Africa--Pictorial works
Lithography, British--19th century
Engraving, British--19th century
Biography: Colonial artist, writer and naturalist. George French Angas's portrayals of early colonial Australia and New Zealand and their peoples, largely watercolours and lithographs, are some of the most detailed and interesting in existence, valued today for their anthropological and sociological significance as well as for their artistic merit. He also wrote many books, which include accounts of his travels and Australian and New Zealand history. Angas came out to Australia when he was still only a young man. He lived in South Australia for some time but did not stay. The RGSSA's collection includes some unique works by him, including some watercolours he sold to S.W. Silver in 1876 for thirty pounds when he was short of money, back in England. Further details of his life are available from the ADB & SA Museum (see the links)
Notes: Provenance (RGS copy): York Gate Library.
Summary: Plates accompanied by descriptive text. Most of the lithography is by Angas himself; the remainder of the plates are by Jonathan Needham and others; the engravings are by G.K. Childs. The illustration "Cape Town from the Campo Road" may be viewed online at the National Library of Australia: see the link.
Cited: York Gate Library ; no. 4239