'Booshuana Village' by Thomas Medland

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'Booshuana Village'
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Print size 35.5 x 28.0 cm
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30.2 x 23.0 cm
Frame: Unframed
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'Booshuana Village'
Thomas Medland
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© The Royal Society


Village scene with thatched huts and a clay granary. Two main groups of figures are shown, some with ostrich feather parasols. The village is identified as 'Booshuana', being in the region north of the Orange River near the modern South Africa-Botswana border in Africa. Plate 19 from the book A voyage to Cochinchina, in the years 1792 and 1793...to which is annexed an account of a journey, made in the years 1801 and 1802, to the residence of the chief of the Booshuana nation...southern Africa...by John Barrow (London, 1806). Printed below: "Drawn by W.Alexander from a sketch by S.Daniell Engraved by T.Medland. Booshuana Village. Publish'd June 4, 1806, by Messrs.Cadell & Davies, Strand, London". The artist Samuel Daniell accompanied the expedition of William Somerville and Petrus J Truter (1775-1867) from Cape Town in South Africa (then the Cape Colony) north to the border of Botswana in 1801-1802. William Somerville (1771-1860) was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1817.

Original: aquatint. 1806

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