MARTENS, Henry.
[Kaffir War, 1845-1852].

Published
London: Rudolph Ackermann, [1852-1854].
References
Mendelssohn I, p.986; Bobins 105.
Plates
5
Binding/Size
L=FOLIO
Value
$5,001-25,000
Ref
5538

Oblong folio, 5 hand coloured aquatint plates by J. Harris after Martens, mounted on guards, without title or text, the first and fourth plates backed onto card, others untrimmed. In modern half red morocco, single gilt fillet to sides, green morocco label to upper board. A fine series of views that is rarely found these days.

Coloured plates in order:

1. The Conference at Block Drift, Kaffir land - Jan 30th 1846; between Lt. Governor Col. Hare and the Kaffir Chief Sandilla - before the commencement of Hostilities.
2. The Battle of the Gwanga, Cape of Good Hope - June 8th 1846.
3. The Capture of Fort Armstrong, Kaffir Land - Feb 22nd 1851. By the Royal Artillery, The Cape Mounted Rifles, The Fort Beaufort Burghers, & the Fingo Corps...
4. Attack of the Kaffirs on the Troops under the Command of Lt. Col. Fordyce of the 74th Highlanders, while forcing their way through the Roomie Forest on the 8th Sept. 1851.
5. South African Army, Cavalry Brigade, Composed of the 12th Royal Lancers, Royal Artillery & C.M. Riflemen. Crossing the Great Orange River, Dec 1852.