1890 Wood Engraving Emin Pasha Relief Expedition Lake Albert Africa XGPB5

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This is an original 1890 black and white wood engraving of British explorers setting off with their porters on Lake Albert beginning the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition.

CONDITION

This 121+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 6 x 4.5 inches; 15 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)

Period Paper is pleased to present a collection depicting the journey of Henry M. Stanley, Arthur Jephson, Thomas Parke, Robert Nelson, and William Stairs on their trek to rescue Emin Pasha (German-born Isaak Eduard Schnitzer) from the interior of Africa. The rescue came to be known as the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition and lasted from 1886 to 1889 by carving up the Congo River and traversing through the Ituri Forest of the Congo. Pasha, a naturalist and doctor, had been the governor of Equatoria, but was caught up in the Mahdist uprising of 1885. To view more images from the collection, please click on the link provided at the bottom of the condition paragraph.

Keywords specific to this image: Heart of Africa, jungle, Albert Nyanza, Lake Mobutu Sese Seko, Victoria Nile, Equatorial Governor, Darkest Africa, Advance, journalist

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