Lot 48
  • 48

Bernatz, Johann Martin

6,000 - 8,000 GBP
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  • Scenes in Ethiopia. London: F.G. Moon, 1852
  • paper
FIRST EDITION, 2 parts bound in one volume, oblong folio (410 x 530mm.), 2 additional tinted lithographed pictorial titles, lithographed map, 47 colour-tinted of tinted lithographed views and scenes by Leopold Rottman after Bernatz, one double-page, original maroon morocco-backed cloth, lettered in gilt on upper cover and spine, gilt edges, slightly rubbed and faded


Bent Juel-Jensen, book label (noted bibliophile and collector of Ethiopic manuscripts, books, coins and pectoral crosses)


Colas 310; Gay 2586; not in Abbey

Catalogue Note

A good, clean copy of this monumental work with fine views, from the distinguished library of Bent Juel-Jensen.

The author was the official artist to the embassy of Major William Cornwallis Harris sent in 1841 to open up trade with the ancient kingdom of Shoa. The first part is entitled "The Lowlands of the Danakil"; the second "The Highlands of the Shoa". The first two plates are of Aden.