Rangoon. [No. 7. Rangun. Der Elephant mit dem Baumstamm.]
[Verlag von R.Wagner, Berlin Zimmerstr. No.92/93.] [n.d., 1871-4.]
Chromolithograph. Image 185 x 275mm (7¼ x 10¾"), trimmed to image and mounted on card as issued, title label on reverse.
A view of elephants working with logs, after a watercolour by Eduard Hildebrandt (1818-1869). Born in Gdansk, Hildebrandt travelled constantly, including visits to the Middle East, India, Singapore, Siam (Thailand), Macao, Hong Kong, China, The Philippines, Japan and the United States. He worked mainly in watercolours, and his paintings were exhibited in London in 1866 and at the Crystal Palace in 1868, just a year before his death in Berlin. A folio of chromolithographs, mounted in imitation of watercolour presentation, was published as 'Reise um die Erde', (Journey around the World).
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