Sandtique Rare Prints
Stanley & Livingstone -1890- SCALING THE RAPIDS - Antique Print
WOOD ENGRAVING OF
This 121 year old engraving print was rescued from the book "H.M. STANLEY'S WONDERFUL ADVENTURES in AFRICA" by J.T. Headley. It was published by Excelsior Publishing House in 1890.
David Livingstone (1813–1873) was a Scottish Congregationalist pioneer medical missionary with the London Missionary Society and explorer in Africa. His meeting with H. M. Stanley gave rise to the popular quotation, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?".
Perhaps one of the most popular national heroes of the late 19th century in Victorian Britain, Livingstone had a mythic status, which operated on a number of interconnected levels: that of Protestant missionary martyr, that of working-class "rags to riches" inspirational story, that of scientific investigator and explorer, that of imperial reformer, anti-slavery crusader, and advocate of commercial empire.
His fame as an explorer helped drive forward the obsession with discovering the sources of the River Nile that formed the culmination of the classic period of European geographical discovery and colonial penetration of the African continent. At the same time his missionary travels, "disappearance" and death in Africa, and subsequent glorification as posthumous national hero in 1874 led to the founding of several major central African Christian missionary initiatives.
This hand-colored woodcut print is in very good condtion with usual age toning. The image is about 7" x 4 1/4" on a page that is 8 1/2" x 5 1/2'. is It is suitable for framing and would be an excellent gift.
The print that is being offered is entitled "SCALING THE RAPIDS"
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On Feb-08-13 at 15:24:53 PST, seller added the following information: