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The plain of Erer, Ethiopia. Coloured lithograph by B. Adam after J.M. Bernatz.

  • Bernatz, Johann Martin, 1802-1878.
Date
[1852-1855]
Reference
3015921i
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Description

Vents emitting volcanic fumes are shown both on land and in a lake: "On the morning of the third day we came to a watering-place called Sirke or Sirges where there are hot-springs. The third day after quitting these springs we arrived at Errur, situated in a place at the foot of the Galla hills, where there is a wadi with excellent water." (Barker p. 238, quoting his informant). Deer and possibly horses are shown in the foreground: these may be the animals described by Kirk in a different location (pp. 233-234, "The plain is an alluvial level covered with grass, and, having but a thin sprinkling of scrubby bushes, without trees; crossed it for about 11 miles, passing a few antelopes and beizees and a herd of zebra")

Publication/Creation

[London] : [F.G. Moon] ; [Munich] : [The author], [1852-1855]

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, with watercolour ; image 23.4 x 34.4 cm

Lettering

Plain of Errer. J.M. Bernatz del. Benno Adam lith.

References note

W.C. Barker, 'Extract report on the probable geographical position of Harrar; with some Information relative to the various tribes in the vicinity', Journal of the Royal Geographical Society, 1842, 12: 238-244 (pp. 238-239, referring to Errur)
Not in: J.R. Abbey, Travel in aquatint and lithography 1770-1860, vol. I, London, 1957, though mentioned on p. 258, under no. 291 (W.C. Harris, The highlands of Aethiopia, 1844)

Lettering note

Bears number: XVII
Also signed in the stone: "B. Adam"

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 3015921i

Languages

  • English


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