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1890 Wood Engraving Governor Emin Pasha Studying Birds Equatoria Sudan XGPB5

1890 Wood Engraving Governor Emin Pasha Studying Birds Equatoria Sudan XGPB5

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This is an original 1890 black and white wood engraving of Emin Pasha studying local species of birds in Equatoria (South Sudan), Africa where he was Governor. Even while fighting to have Equatoria returned to his power after being deposed by Mahdist forces, Emin Pasha still explored his lands and the animals within them.


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 6.5 x 4.5 inches; 17 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: rifle, ornithology, fowl, hens, rifle, hunting, Sir Henry Morton Stanley, hunter