A ramble in Malta and Sicily, in the autumn of 1841

Author: Angas, George French, 1822-1886.
Responsibility: by George French Angas ; illustrated with sketches taken on the spot, and drawn on stone by the author
Place: London
Publisher: Smith, Elder & Co.
Date Published: 1842
Description: viii, 168, [1] p., [14] leaves of plates : ill. ; 27 cm.
Provenance: York Gate Library
Call Number: rgsp 914.580483 A581 b
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Subject: Angas, George French, 1822-1886
Angas, George French, 1822-1886--Travel--Malta
Angas, George French, 1822-1886--Travel--Italy--Sicily
Artists--Travel--Malta--Pictorial works
Artists--Travel--Italy--Sicily--Pictorial works
Malta--Description and travel
Sicily (Italy)--Description and travel
Malta--Description and travel--Pictorial works
Sicily (Italy)--Description and travel--Pictorial works
Malta--Social life and customs--19th century--Pictorial works
Sicily (Italy)----Social life and customs--19th century--Pictorial works
Lithography, British--19th century
Travellers' writings, English
Australiana: Australiana
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: Features a chromolithographic additional title page by Angas, 12 tinted lithographic plates, 2 wood-engraved illustrations.
Cited: York Gate Library ; no. 3132