'Cape to Cairo', 1899. Artist: John Tenniel

'Cape to Cairo', 1899.  Artist: John Tenniel

1-148-820 - Ann Ronan Picture Library/Heritage-Images

'Cape to Cairo', 1899. Cecil Rhodes asking the German Emperor Wilhelm II for permission for the Cape to Cairo telegraph line to be laid across German territories in Africa. Kaiser Bill agrees, so long as he benefits from it. Cartoon from 'Punch'. (London, 22 March 1899).

Image Details


  1. 006266
  1. 006266
  1. 0390006378
  1. 1-148-820
  1. 1148820
  1. 6378

Digital Image Size

Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 2896x3868
File Size : 32,818kb

People Information

  1. John Tenniel, attributed to: British: Artist, illustrator, painter
  1. Cecil Rhodes: British: Imperialist
  2. William II: German: Emperor, King

  1. Engraving

Picture Type
  1. Caricature
  2. Satire

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