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. Previous owner’s name in pencil on the front fep. Scattered pencilled underlining with some marginalia.
Publisher: Marjorie Bull
Date Published: 1981
Publication Place: Cape Town
First Edition: Yes
Condition: Very good.
Binding: Hardcover. Light edge-wear to spine and corners. Gilt lettering to spine.
Has Dust Jacket: Yes
Jacket Condition: Good. Some mild edge-wear to extremities.
Dimensions: 25cm x 18.5cm x 1.5cm