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Book cover for 1861, The Progress of His Royal Highness Prince Alfred Ernest Albert through the Colony, British Kaffraria, the Orange Free State, and Port Natal, in the Year 1860, (Cape Town, Saul Solomon & Co.)
Bassenge Photography Auctions
Auction 4 December 2013, Lot: 4100
3 l., V-XII, 180 pp., 18 plates with albumen prints (10 reproductions of drawings/paintings) between 11 x 12 cm and 13 x 19 cm with ornamental frame line and title. 36 x 27 cm. Contemporary cloth binding with gilt embossed ornamentation.
The first book with original photographs printed on the African continent. It includes photos by the photographer Joseph Kirkman who was active in South Africa 1859 - 1870.