Landscape with small dwellings in the foreground and hills in the distance; 12/3/1852. Page 5, 1895,0408.6.5, AN99378. Image source: The British Museum, Dept. of Prints and Drawings.


A settlement with three huts in a clearing of trees, and stack-shaped rocks in the background; 1853 Pen and black ink with grey wash.1895,0408.6.9, AN99382. Image source: The British Museum, Dept. of Prints and Drawings.

This sketchbook records the scenery and people of Abyssinia, and includes studies of men and women in traditional clothes and activities, rocky landscapes with vegetation in the foreground and in some cases dwellings, and a small hairy mammal.

A topographic draughtsman, Zander, travels with a group of German missionaries in the 1840s to Abyssinia where he lives for the rest of his life. German expedition into imperialism.

Pen and black ink.

Artist: Christoph Eduard Zander.

 
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