1852 Wild Sports of Southern Africa Harris Big Game Hunting Illustrated Binding

HARRIS, William Cornwallis

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William Cornwallis Harris was a 19th-century English explorer who is best remembered for his voyages to South Africa. In 1836, Harris ventured to South Africa where he spent nearly two years hunting antelope and following the leads of Matabele people. One of the defining traits of Harris, which differentiated him from other hunters, was that he illustrated the large African animals that he hunted, many of which were remarkably accurate for the time.

 

The events of this expedition were published in a book entitled ‘Wild Sports of Southern Africa’ a work that featured Harris’s own illustrations of animals and tribal people. And, while this book is fascinating, it is often considered to be the very first book written exclusively of big game hunting!

 

This 1852 fifth edition includes the complete collection of Harris’s color plates and a map bound in fine leather!

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1852 Wild Sports of Southern Africa Harris Big Game Hunting Illustrated Binding

 

The first book written exclusively of only big game hunting!

 

William Cornwallis Harris was a 19th-century English explorer who is best remembered for his voyages to South Africa. In 1836, Harris ventured to South Africa where he spent nearly two years hunting antelope and following the leads of Matabele people. One of the defining traits of Harris, which differentiated him from other hunters, was that he illustrated the large African animals that he hunted, many of which were remarkably accurate for the time.

 

The events of this expedition were published in a book entitled ‘Wild Sports of Southern Africa’ a work that featured Harris’s own illustrations of animals and tribal people. And, while this book is fascinating, it is often considered to be the very first book written exclusively of big game hunting!

 

This 1852 fifth edition includes the complete collection of Harris’s color plates and a map bound in fine leather!

 

Item number: #7472

Price: $1500

 

HARRIS, William Cornwallis

 

The wild sports of southern Africa: being the narrative of a hunting expedition from the Cape of Good Hope, through the territories of the Chief Moselekatse, to the Tropic of Capricorn

 

London: Henry G. Bohn, 1852.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [xvi], 359
    • Illustrated with 26 engravings & 1 Map
  • References: Abbey Travel 334
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
  • Size: ~10in X 7in (25cm x 17.5cm)

 

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7472

Categories

Asia, Africa, & Middle Eastern

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

HARRIS, William Cornwallis

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete