Cape Town and Table Mountain


Type I
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of complete lithograph

Departing St Helena on January 11, Commodore Perry arrived in Cape Town on January 24, 1853. The ship anchored in Table Bay at the foot of Table mountain. This lithograph shows the mountain, the bay and Cape Town with the Mississippi in the foreground. The expedition left Cape Town on February 3.

The titles/lettering read:

  • From nature by Heine. Shipping by Brown

  • Lith of Sarony & Co New York

  • CAPE TOWN AND TABLE MOUNTAIN

Bottom edge (binding edge) is ragged. The print is unusually clean and free of foxing/toning. A choice copy.

Paper thickness is 8mm.

This is what I call Type I of this lithogrpah. To see the difference in types that I have recorded, click here.

Landscape Format

Page Size (cm): 29.1x22cm

Image Size (cm): Width-24.1, Height-16.9, Diagonal-29.3

 

Attribution: This lithograph has been positively confirmed to be from the Beverley Tucker, Senate Printing (1856), of the Narrative.

 
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