Portraits of the Game and Wild Animals of Southern Africa is one of the rarest of all Africana dealing with African big game and sport. This truly tremendous pictorial was first published in 1840 and shows what a wildlife paradise Southern Africa was at the time of the Great Trek.
Included among the portraits are elephant, buffalo, rhinoceros, lion, leopard, kudu, roan, eland, and quagga. Each of the illustrations is also enlivened by scenic backgrounds of the habitat. The portraits are highlighted with Harris' detailed descriptions of the game and habitat, with occasional mention of his hunting adventures.