Artist and Surveyor-General of the Cape Colony
Abraham de Smidt was a topographical draughtsman and many of his South African landscapes reflect his journeys around the country as a surveyor. He was renowned for his landscape painting (he was a pupil of Thomas Bowler) and active in the fine arts exhibitions in the mid-1800s. Included is a catalogue of paintings of which 26 are reproduced in colour and 30 in black and white. There are a further 47 illustrations in black and white. Discolouration marks from old cellotape on fixed end papers. Previous owners names on the front fep. 164 Pages. Binding tight. 1st Edition. Good. Good. Some light edge-wear and sunning to spine. A spot of mild foxing to the verso. Hardcover. Black boards with gilt lettering to spine. Mild edge-wear.
Publisher: Marjorie Bull
Date Published: 1981
Publication Place: Cape Town
First Edition: Yes
Binding: Hardcover. Black boards with gilt lettering to spine. Mild edge-wear.
Has Dust Jacket: Yes
Jacket Condition: Good. Some light edge-wear and sunning to spine. A spot of mild foxing to the verso.
Dimensions: 25cm x 18.5cm x 1.5cm