De Kaffers aan de Zuidkust van Afrika, Natuur en Geschiedkundig beschreven
Lodewyk Alberti accompanied Gen. J.W. Janssens when he travelled to the Cape as Governor of the Colony under the Batavian Republic in 1802. Alberti was a Captain in the 5th Battalion of the Corps de Waldeck, and the next year was sent to Fort Frederick in Algoa Bay, where he took direction of affairs relating to the Kaffirs and Hottentots, and acted as landrost.
The original drawings were done on the spot by Baron de Howen and worked up by Smies in Amsterdam and then engraved and aquatinted by Ludwig Gottlieb Portman. Howen was a Russian officer of artillery, obviously a gifted amateur and Jacob Smies, known chiefly as a caricaturist was employed to give the work professional polish.
2 octavo plates and folding plan with a panoramic view.
Bobins 68; Landwehr, Coloured plates 217-218; Mendelssohn I, p. 17-18; Gay 3153
Publisher: Amsterdam, E. Maaskamp
Date Added: 2019-05-09