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1890 Wood Engraving Mounteney Jephson Escape Tunguru Nile River Emin Pasha XGPB5

1890 Wood Engraving Mounteney Jephson Escape Tunguru Nile River Emin Pasha XGPB5

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This is an original 1890 black and white wood engraving of A.J. Mounteney-Jephson's escape after his ship, the Advance, was being held on the banks of the Nile at Tunguru where he was accused of attempting to flee the country shortly after leaving Emin Pasha in order to join Sir Henry Morton Stanley and the rear guard at the conclusion of the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition which left them both as fugitives of the ruling Mahdist rebels who had ousted the Pasha.


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 4.5 x 6 inches; 11 x 15 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.

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

Keywords specific to this image: cliffs, Africa, Sudan, Lake Albert, abandon, oars

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