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1890 Wood Engraving Imprisonment Jephson Stanley Emin Pasha Relief Dufile XGPB5

1890 Wood Engraving Imprisonment Jephson Stanley Emin Pasha Relief Dufile XGPB5

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This is an original 1890 black and white wood engraving illustrating the "hardships" endured by A.J. Mounteney-Jephson, Sir Henry Morton Stanley and Emin Pasha during their imprisonment by the Mahdist rebels who ousted Emin Pasha on the grounds of being a fraud and pretender to the office.


This 121+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. No creases. No natural defects. Moderate surface rub - bottom center. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: 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)

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: Equatoria, South Sudan, tea, brandy, bottle, fowl, pipe, fez, Pith Helmet, folding table, discussion, rebellion, Khedive, Egypt, Nile Valley