Pioneer Travellers of South Africa


“Pioneer Travellers in South Africa” is A Geographical commentary upon routes, records, observations and opinions of travellers at the Cape between 1750-1800. The golden age of travel in the Cape was the half-century covered by this book. This period saw great advances in exploration of the interior regions and expansion of knowledge of the physical and biological sciences. These achievements found expression in expedition reports, travel journals, books and maps which comprise the subject matter treated in this volume.

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H.b in nice clean boards,edges a little bit dusty,in a v/g protected illustrated and printed d/w.a little edge and shelf-worn.Size 11×9 pp 177,inc,index,notes to text,principal references,large f/o table of itinerary comparisons in appendix,large f/o map,plus 20 page maps,portraits,plates,plus coloured frontispiece added.Hinges strong.Binding good to firm.This book has been spoilt with a lot of pencil markings in the text,these could be rubbed out of course.Some staining and light foxing in prelims.Otherwise relatively clean throughout.Some newspaper cuttings tipped-in.


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