Antique Prints of South Africa

View these historical prints of South Africa. If you are looking for prints of particular areas, please contact us. All prints are in Very good condition unless otherwise noted. Prints are shown in alphabetical order.

Prints of Africa

Fine Lithographs by George French Angas

Prints of North Africa.

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"Südliches Afrika" South Africa

Republic of South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Angola, Zambia Malawi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania. Madagascar, Mascarene Archipelago, Seychelle Islands.

These would be the countries as they are bordered nowadays. Map naturally shows the borders of 1872.

Toned lithograph with original borderline hand-coloring.

Published in Sohr-Berghaus-Atlas.

Printed by C. Flemming. Glogau, Germany, 1872

Wide margins. Only minimal traces of age and use.

29,5 x 40,5 cm (ca. 11.6 x 15.9")

$ 220.00

Order Nr. AFRICAMAP240480

"Costumi de Besciuana"

Originally hand-colored copper etching by Sassa.

Published in "Il costume antico e moderno o storia del governo, della milizia "

This African people call themselves AmaXhosa or simply Xhosa. They live in the

Eastern Cape Province of South Africa and belong to the Bantua people.

Rome, 1820

Good condition.

Page size: 13,5 x 21,5 cm (ca. 5.3 x 8.5")

$ 60.00 (Please look for discount at top of this page)

Order Nr. SOUTHAFRICA252842

Upper image: "Der Krieg gegen die Zulu-Kaffern: Vorlesung das an
den Koeninig der Zulus gerichteten englischen Ultimatums"
Lower image: "Die Krieg gegen den Zulu-Kaffern: Ansicht von Fort Pearson am Tugela-Flusse"

Wood engravings from a German source published 1879. On the reverse side is a
partial article about the Ultimatum between the Zulus and English colonists.
Overall light natural age toning.

Image: 31.5 x 21.5 cm ( 12.4 x 8.4")

$ 50.00

Order Nr. SOUTHAFRICA255027

"Graenekloof in Sued - Africa"

( Groene Kloof ) Produces fne wines.

Fine lithograph printed by W.F. Neuhaeuser in Niesky ( Saxony) ca 1860. Rare!

10.7 x 18.5 cm ( 4.2 x 7.2 ")

$ 90.00

Order Nr. SOUTHAFRICA235022


Le Mont de la Table et la Ville du Cap. Der Tafelberg mit der Capstadt. Table Mountain and Cape Town

Chromolithograph from "Hoelzel's geographische Charakterbilder" published in Wien by E. Hoelzel, 1887. Text by Dr. Fr. Umlauft and V. v. Haardt. Extra page of text (in German) included.

14.2 x 20 cm ( 5.6 x 7.8 ")

Order Nr. AFRICA 1903SOLD

"Vue de Cap, de montagne de la Table"

Steel engraving by Lemaitre ca 1845.

Fine clean print with a narrow upper margin.

Image: 9.5 x 16 cm ( 3.7 x 6.2")

$ 70.00 minus 40% Discount = $ 42.00

Order Nr. SOUTHAFRICA266374

Cape of Good Hope

"Das Kap der guten Hoffnung"

Wood engraving after a copper etching by Scheuchzer ca 1900.
Reverse side is printed.

19.5 x 12.5 cm ( 7.6 x 4.9 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. SOUTHAFRICA246900

Table Bay

"Effects of the Late Storm in Table Bay, Cape of Good Hope"

Wood engraving published 1865. Reverse side is printed. Narrow upper margin.

16 x 24 cm ( 6.2 x 9.4 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. SOUTHAFRICA249703

Die Kapstadt.

Fine steel engraving ca 1850. Anonymous. Wide margins.

9.5 x 14.6 cm (3.7 x 5.7'')

$ 70.00

Order Nr. AFRICA1954

Capstadt und Umgebung

"Capstadt und Umgebung"

Wood engraving published 1900. Very detailed map of Cape Town. Reverse side is printed.

13.5 x 11 cm ( 5.1 x 4.3 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. SOUTHAFRICA247200

in Africa

Steel engraving published in Philadelphia by the Bibliograph. Institut ca 1850.

10.5 x 15.9 cm ( 4.1 x 6.3 ")


International Hotel; im Hintergrunde der Tafelberg.

Wood engraving by O. Schulz for an illustrated work ca 1890. Reverse side is printed.

10.5 x 11.3 cm ( 4.1 x 4.4 ")

$ 20.00

Order Nr. AFRICA1936

"Cape Town"

Steel engraving by Gray ca 1850.

11.7 x 16.4 cm ( 4.6 x 6.5 ")

$ 120.00

Order Nr. SOUTHAFRICA248998

"Shipwreck at the Cape of Good Hope"

"Aquatint by Medland after Romney dated 1800.

11.7 x 18.5 cm ( 4.6 x 7.2 "9

$ 40.00

Order Nr. SHIP238415


"Der Tafelberg mit dem Loewenkopf und dem Teufelskopf"

Wood engraving 1887. Reverse side is printed.

6 x 7.5 cm ( 2.3 2.9 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. SOUTHAFRICA246618

"1. Das grosse Heliometer der Sternwarte am Kap der Guten Hoffnung"
( The large Heliometer on the Cape of Good Hope - South Africa)

Wood engraving ca 1885 from Meyers Konv. Lexikon.

20.4 x 12.7 cm ( 8 x 5 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. ASTRONOMY237601

Der Tafelberg oberhalb Kapstadt aufgenommen mit dem Wolkenfall.

Wood engraving after O. Schulz dated 1886.
Recent hand coloring. Reverse side is printed.

9.3 x 11.4 cm ( 3.7 x 4.5 ")

$ 45.00


"Le Cap de Bonne Esperance"

Copper etching. Published by Jacques Chereau. Paris, ca. 1780. Original hand coloring. Above image reverse title for use in peep box.

An early view of Cape Town from the ocean

Condition is very good!

See page Vue d'Optique.

23 x 39 cm (9.1 x 15.4")

$ 420.00

Order Nr. VUED'OPTIQUE 234625

Bahnhof und Gebäude der Südafrika-Bank

Wood engraving from an illustrated work ca 1890.

10 x 11.3 cm ( 3.9 x 4.4 ")

$ 40.00

Order Nr. AFRICA1924

Upper image: "Port Natal"
Lower image: "Ansicht von Durban an der Natal-Bay"

Wood engravings published 1879. On the reverse side is unrelaed text.
Overall light natural age toning.

Images together: 28 x 21 cm ( 11 x 8.2")

$ 70.00

Order Nr. SOUTHAFRICA255138

Missionstation Hermon ( Suedafrika)

"Buschmaenner verteidigen eine gestohlene Rinderherde gegen die verfolgenden Kaffern"
"Nach einer von H. Dieterlen in der Naehe des Missionstation Hermon ( Suedafrika)
kopierten Hoehlenmalerei eines Buschmann"

Wood engraving 1904. Overall light age toning.

13.5 x 20 cm ( 5.3 x 7.8 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. SOUTHAFRICA246440


Upper image: Panorama von Johannesburg
Lower image: Goldminen bei Johannesburg.

Upper image: 12.5 x 37.9 cm ( 4.9 x 14.9 ")
Lower image: 5.4 x 15.7 cm ( 2.1 x 6.1 ")

Vertical centerfold. Repaired tear on lower centerfold reaching into image.


Second page:


Upper image: Hauptstrasse in Johannesburg.
Middle image: Johannesburg: Ecke Harrison- und Kommissioner- Strasse.
Lower image: Nationaldenkmal bei Kruegersdorf.

Image size: 7.3 x 10 cm ( 2.8 x 3.9 ")

Three pages from an illustrated work with wood engravings and photogravures ca 1890.
The surrounding text is not related.

$ 35.00

Order nr. AFRICA1928

Der Marktplatz von Johannesburg in Transvaal.

Photogravure on a page from an illustrated work ca 1885. Image is surrounded by text. Part of the text is an article about the market place of Johannesburg in Transvaal. On the backside is a small portrait of Paul Krueger surrounded by text. Part of the text is an article about Krueger. Overall light age toning.

Size of image above: 8.9 x 18.7 cm ( 3.5 x 7.3 ")

$ 45.00

Order nr. AFRICA1933

Ansicht von Johannesburg

Photogravure ca 1890. Reverse side is printed.

10.3 x 14.2 cm ( 4.1 x 5.6 ")

$ 45.00

Order Nr. SOUTHAFRICA234831

Marktplatz in Johannisburg.

Photogravure ca 1890. Reverse side is printed.

11.6 x 17 cm (4.6 x 6.7'')

$ 45.00

Order Nr. AFRICA1957

Kommissionerstreet in Johannisburg.

Photogravure ca 1890. Reverse side is printed.

9.6 x 13.1 cm (3.8 x 5.2'')

$ 45.00

Order Nr. AFRICA1959

Ansicht von Johannesburg in Transvaal

Wood engraving made from a photograph ca 1890.
Vertical centerfold has been reinforced. Reverse side is printed.

8.7 x 34.2 cm ( 3.4 x 13.4 ")

$ 50.00

Order Nr. AFRICA1956

Kimberly diamond mine

"In den Diamantminen von Kimberly" ( diamond mine in Kimberley)

Wood engraving ca 1880. Light age toning.

23.5 x 15.5 cm ( 9.2 x 6.1")

$ 40.00

Order Nr. SOUTHAFRICA242916


"Majunga, Residenzstrasse"

Text illustration published 1900. Reverse side is printed.

8 x 12 cm ( 3.1 x 4.7 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. SOUTHAFRICA247221

German consulate in Pretoria.

Das kaiserlich deutsche Konsulat in Pretoria.

Photogravure from an illustrated work ca 1895. Reverse side is printed with unrelated text.

10.5 x 14.8 cm ( 4.1 x 5.8 ")

$ 20.00

Order Nr. AFRICA1923

Ansicht von Pretoria

Photogravure ca 1890. Reverse side is printed.

10.4 x 14.2 cm ( 4.1 x 5.6 ")

$ 50.00

Order Nr. SOUTHAFRIC234832

"Praetoria, die Hauptstadt der Transval-Republik"

Wood engraving ca 1880. Reverse side is printed. No upper margin. Light age toning.

16 x 21 cm ( 6.2 x 8.2 ")

$ 40.00

Order Nr. SOUTHAFRICA242783

Upper image: Ehrenpforte fuer den neugewaehlten Praesidenten Krueger.
Lower image: Die feierliche Enschwoerung des neugewaehlten Praesidenten Krueger, 12 Mai, 1898.

Photogravures on a page from "Ueber Land und Meer" 1898. Overall light age toning.

Page size: 36 x 25.5 cm 8 14.1 x 10 ")

$ 50.00

Order Nr. AFRICA1926

The Diamond Fields in South Africa - At the Diggings.

Wood engraving by an artist monogramming JH or HJ. 1872. Underneath explanatory text.

Print has general age toning, vertical and horizontal centerfolds, a few insignificant spots, some

creasing. Left margin frayed on the edge. Reverse side is printed.

29.8 x 50 cm (11.7 x 19.7") image

41.5 x 58.8 cm (16.3 x 23.1") full page size

$ 90.00

Order Nr. MINING0030


A Bechuana Chief of South Africa.

Wood engraving from the "Illustrated London News" ca 1875.
Reverse side is printed with unrelated text.

12 x 17.5 cm ( 4.7 x 6.8 ")

$ 20.00

Order nr. AFRICA1937

Crossing a crocodile river.

Durchfahrt eines Ochsenwagens durch eine Furt des Krokodilflusses (Suedafrikanisches Republik)
(Crossing the Crocodile River in South Africa)

Wood engraving from an illustrated work dated 1896. Reverse side is printed with unrelated text.
Overall light age toning.

9.5 x 17 cm ( 3.7 x 6.6 ")

$ 20.00

Order Nr. AFRICA1927

Cape of Good Hope Wagon

Representation of a Cape of Good Hope Wagon.

Wood engraving from an illustrated work ca 1870. Reverse side is printed with unrelated text.
Overall light age toning.

10.5 x 23.5 cm ( 4.1 x 9.2 ")

$ 20.00

Order Nr. AFRICA1930

South African Booren Farm.

Suedafrikanisches Burenhof.

Wood engraving from an illustrated work from Ferd. Hirts "Geogr. Bildertafeln" ca 1880.
Reverse side is printed with unrelated text.

8 x 16.9 cm ( 3.1 x 6.6 ")

$ 20.00

Order Nr. AFRICA1932

"Umtwalumi Mission Station"

Wood engraving ca 1880 of a mission station in South Africa.

10 x 17.5 cm ( 3.9 x 6.8 ")

$ 40.00


Boer Zulu

"Boer und Zulu"

Wood engraving 1887. Reverse side is printed.

12 x 8.5 cm ( 4.7 x 3.3 ")

$ 30.00


Magyar's Ascent of the Coast Range.

Wood engraving from an illustrated work ca 1875. Small stain on right margin edge.

9.7 x 15.5 cm ( 3.8 x 6.1 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. AFRICA1922

"Kaffern auf der Flucht" (Kaffers escaping)

Wood engraving published 1879. Reverse side printed with unrelated text.
Light, natural age toning.

Image: 30 x 21.5 cm ( 11.8 x 8.2")

$ 40.00

Order Nr. SOUTHAFRICA254752

Upper image: Farm eines hollaendischen Bauern in Suedafrika.
Lower image: Viehkraal eines hollaendischen Bauern in Suedafrika.

Wood engraving from an illustrated work ca 1880. Reverse side is printed.

18 x 15.8 cm ( 7.1 x 6.2 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. AFRICA1942

Victoria Falls

Wood engraving ca 1875.

24 x 15.8 cm ( 9.4 x 6.2 ")


" Scene in the South African Diamond Mines"

Wood engraving 1884. Reverse side is printed.

11 x 17.5 cm ( 4.3 x 6.8 )

$ 45.00

Order Nr. SOUTHAFRICA240232

Upper image: "Die fuer Suedafrika projectierte Pionier-Eisenbahn I.:
1. Wagons der Pionier Eisenbahn, 2. Lokomotiv,
Querschnitt der Pionier-Esenbahn-Waggons.
Lower image. "Die fuer Suedafrika projectierte Pionier-Eienbahn II,:
Ansicht eines Eisenbshnzuges und einer Bshnstrecke."

Xylographs published 1879. Overall light natural age toning.
On the reverse side is unrelated text.

Image: 27 x 20 cm ( 5 x 7.8")

$ 65.00

Order Nr. SOUTHAFRICA254751

African Animals

Goldfuss Animal and Insect Prints

The "Naturalist Atlas" by Georg August Goldfuss(Bayreuth 1782 - 1848 Bonn). This extra large-size collection of lithographs of spectacular modern coloring depicting animals, birds, reptiles, fish, etc. published in Duesseldorf, at Arnz from 1824 -1842, was issued over this long period of time inserial parts of twenty prints each per annum. There are no officially bound copies. And, as always when so much time passes, few copies will have been completed with all 454 prints. Subscribers may have died, lost interest, run out of money or may have had any other reason to discontinue collecting this work. And loose pages, especially when so large, have a tendency to get in the way or create problems of storage. Many have been folded to handy size, rolled up or simply lost. This makes these decorative oversize prints rare and sought. Here is an exerpt of our stock. Please ask us if you are looking for special animals.

Prints have watermark: J. Waterman. The prints are more beautiful than the photos and scans below.

Our prints are in very nice condition. However they show some signs of age, such as general age toning, a few non-disturbing wrinkles, some minor spotting or other little blemishes. A few have small repaired tears in margins. Any major flaw will be individually mentioned.

Size of page: ca 45.5 x 58 cm ( 17.9 x 23 " )

Goldfuss Bird Prints

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Antilope - Antilope Bubalis - Die Kuh-Antilope (Red Hartebeast)

Scattered small, light spotting. Small water stain in lower right corner.

Underneath title: one foot for measurement.

$ 800.00

Order Nr. GOLDFUSS240925

Antilope. Antilope Corinna - die Gazelle - (gazelle)

Underneath title measurement of 1 inch given

Scattered small, light spotting.

$ 800.00

Order Nr. GOLDFUSS240924

Antilope - Antilope Gnu - das Gnu (Gnu)

Underneith measurement of one foot given.
Small repaired tear on lower margin edge.

$ 800.00

Order Nr. GOLDFUSS6603

Bos - Bos Bubalus - der (Wasser)Büffel (buffalo).

Underneath title measurement of one foot given.
Some light water-staining on right and lower margin edges.

$ 800.00

Order Nr. GOLDFUSS240926

Prints of Africa

Prints of North Africa

Maps of Africa

Maps and Prints of St. Helena (Ascension) Island.

Antique Prints of Madagascar, Mauritius, and the Seychelles

Exceptional Lithographs of African Birds

Fine Lithographs by George French Angas (1822-1886)

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