Strauss & co - 8 October 2009, Cape Town

112 Properties of various owners 245 Samuel Daniell, (1775-1811), African Scenery and Animals, 2 Volumes 2 uncoloured engraved pictorial titles with dedications to Lieut. General Francis Dundas and David Davies, 30 fine hand-coloured aquatint plates printed on thick paper, with accompanying text printed in 3 columns, all mounted on guards, large folio, 60 by 46,5cm, half dark brown morocco and paperboards, some rubbing and few nicks on morocco binding, paperboards rubbed, a fewmarginal marks but plates in good condition, armorial bookplate John Gaspard Gubbins, 1st Edition, (London, 1804-1805). (2) R250 000 – 350 000 Sold: Volks Auctioneers, Pretoria, 24 February, 1999, Estate Late Mrs Elizabeth Rose (née Gubbins), lot 30 LITERATURE Tooley 168; Abbey 321, illustrated page 21 In Mendelssohn’s opinion this is ‘The scarcest and most valuable of the large atlas folios of South African Illustrations’. Samuel Daniell arrived at the Cape on 9 December 1799. He was appointed by Lieutenant-General Dundas, who became his patron there, and to whom the first part is dedicated, to act as secretary to a mission to the ‘Booshuanas’. The expedition eventually reached Lattakoo, at that time the limit of European exploration, and was the source for Daniell of the drawings for the plates. Important South African Paintings, Watercolours, Prints, Sculpture and Books