ENGRAVING: "The Benin Expedition: The Golgotha, Benin".engraving from Illustrated London News; Supplement: April 10, 1897

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full page engraving showinga hugh compound pit full of dead & dying with human sacrifices everywhere and bodies left to decompose in the sun. and on the reverse of the page, a 1/2 page engraving of a Field hospital beneath the trees suitable for framing [The Benin Expedition of 1897 was a punitive expedition by a United Kingdom force of 1,200 under Admiral Sir Harry Rawson in response to the defeat of a previous British-led invasion force under Acting Consul General James Philips (which had left all but two men dead).[1] Rawson's troops captured, burned, and looted Benin City, bringing to an end the West African Kingdom of Benin. As a result much of the country’s art, including the Benin Bronzes, was either destroyed, looted or dispersed.} Size: 11'' x 15.5". Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: ENGRAVING: "The Benin Expedition: The ...
Publisher: Illustrated London News
Publication Date: 1897
Binding: Unbound
Illustrator: Seppings-Wright, H.C. (Henry Charles)
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition, Thus.

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