The Conference at Block Drift, Kaffir Land _ Jan.y 30.th 1846;Between L.t Governor Col. Hare and the Kaffir Chief Sandilla_before the commencements of Hostilities. Regiments present,_The Royal Artillery_7th Dragoon Guards, and 91.st (Argyllshire.) also The Cape Mounted Rifles. To His Excellency, The Governor Leiu.t Gen.l Sir Peregrine Maitland, K.C.B. This Plate is respectfully Inscribed by his obliged & obedient Servant, R. Ackermann, 191, Regent Street.
London: Published March 15.th 1852, by Rudolph Ackerman, at His Eclipse Sporting and Military Gallery, 191, Regent Street.
Coloured aquatint, with large margins, laid on board. Plate 540 x 692mm. 21¼ x 27¼".
A long line of British cavalry on left in parley on plateau with large group of mounted tribesmen at right; mountains in background. Associated with the seventh of the nine Cape Frontier Wars (1846-1847), known as the 'war of the axe'. Like the six previous wars, it was between the Xhosa people and European settlers. The Xhosa forces were far greater than those of the imperial British troops, and by this time they had replaced their traditional weapons with modern firearms. It was their new use of guns that made the Xhosa considerably more effective in fighting the British. One of a set of five colour plates by Harris after Martins - 'Kaffir Wars'.
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