1857 Wood Engraving Zambezi River Victoria Waterfalls Mosyoatunyo YHW1

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This is an original 1857 monochrome in-text wood engraving of the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls along the Zambezi River. Nestled on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, it was given the name Mosioatunya("The Smoke That Thunders") in Tokaleya Tonga. European explorer David Livingstone gave it it's western name after Queen Victoria, and today it is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

CONDITION

This 155+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. Light moisture wrinkling. Please note: There is printing on the verso, and a mark in the lower right corner.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Monochrome
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 9.75 x 6.5 inches; 25 x 17 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

This piece was illustrated by Whymper, J.W.. Artist signature in print - bottom right of image.

Keywords specific to this image: Rising, Columns, Valley, Crag

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