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The Kafirs illustrated in a series of drawings taken among the Amazulu, Amaponda, and Amakosa tribes : also, portraits of the ... other races inhabiting southern Africa


Date: 1849



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Angas, George French. The Kafirs Illustrated in a Series of Drawings. London : Published by J. Hogarth, 5 Haymarket. 1849.


Angas, George French (1849) The Kafirs Illustrated in a Series of Drawings. London : Published by J. Hogarth, 5 Haymarket.


Angas, George French, The Kafirs Illustrated in a Series of Drawings. London : Published by J. Hogarth, 5 Haymarket. 1849.


An outstanding work, particularly for its portraits of the Zulus. Includes views of cape Town, Hottentot Holland, Somerset West and Durban. With a taste for travel and draughtsmanship, Angas perfected his art in 1842, studying anatomical drawings in London, and also learned the art of lithography.

He spent two years in South Africa and published the result of his work in 1849 in this imperial folio work. Much of his other work was undertaken in Australia and New Zealand. (SPL Bobins)

Folio, uncolored lithographed portrait frontispiece of author on India proof paper, subscribers list, 30 hand colored lithographed plates after Angas, drawn on stone. Also 11 engravings on wood.

The dates 1847 and 1848 appear on some of the plates


Abbey Travel I 339; Colas 134; Gay 3157; Mendelssohn I, p.45; Tooley 60; Bobins 71.

List of Images

1. Front Cover

2. Title Page

3. Portrait of the Author [George French Angas]

4. Cape Town from the Camps Bay Road

5. Hadji Hassan Nudin Ibanu Abdallah or Karel (A Malay Priest at Prayers)

6. Nazea, a Malay Woman

7. Wynberg

8. Makay Creole Boy

9. Malay Boy of Cape Town

10. Hottentot Holland with Sir Lowry's Oass and the Village of Somerset West

11. The Paarl

12. Karl Julius, a Hottentot Herd Boy

13. Christian Matthei, a Half-Caste Hottentot

14. Leveregt Aris, an old Hottentot

15. An old Hottentot Woman, with half caste great-grandchildren

16. Genadendal, a Moravian Missionary Settlement on South Africa

17. Bavarian's Kloof. "The Glen of Baboons", near Genadendal.

18. Umpanda, the King of the Amazulu

19. Panda reviewing his soldiers at Nonduengu

20. Utimuni, Nephew of Chaka the late Zulu King

21. Mathlapi's Hunting Dance in the Zulu Country

22. Umbambu and Umpengulu, Young Zulus in their dancing costume

23. Zulu Kraal on the Umgani with Cattle and Sheep

24. Dabiyaki and Upapazi, Amazulu Boys in Dancing Dress

25. Mouth of the Umvoti River on Indian Ocean, Natal

26. Nc'pae, a young Zulu in his dancing dress

27. Two of King Panda's Dancing Girls

28. Zulu Soldiers of King Pandas Army

29. Scene in a Zulu Kraal with Huts and Screens

30. Evening Scene on the Umnonoti River

31. Zulu Blacksmiths at work

32. Charley, a Half Caste Kafir Boy at Natal

33. Inanda Kraal, Natal

34. Zulu Women making Beer at Gudu's Kraal on the Tugala River

35. Kafir Kraal near the Umlazi River, Natal

36. d'Uurban, Port Natal, from the Berea

37. The new Antilope from St Lucia Bay

38. New and Remarkable Species of Lepidoptera from Natal and the Zulu Country

39. Back Cover

Publication Information

Publisher: London : Published by J. Hogarth, 5 Haymarket



ISBN-10: N/A

Date Added: 2019-03-10

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