This is an original 1884 black and white wood engraving of Dr. David Livingstone (1813-1873) being attacked by a lion he has just wounded in the African savanna. Livingstone survived this attack because the lion died of its wounds shortly thereafter. Livingstone was a Scottish Congregationalist pioneer medical missionary and explorer in Africa. When Sir Henry Morton Stanley met him after searching for him in Africa, he famously said upon finding him, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?"
This 127+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. Light aging throughout. No creases. Minor print defect - top. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.
Product Type: Original Wood Engraving; Black / White
Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
Dimensions: Approximately 7 x 4.5 inches; 18 x 11 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)
Keywords specific to this image: Dog, Landscape, Safari