The Bay of Storms.Table Bay 1503-1860.


Table Bay is world famous—yet this is the first book to tell its story.Known to many as the “Half -way-House to Idia or the “Tavern of the Ocean”,it has always been an important link between Europe and the riches of the East.Yet it was not the maritme nations of Europe with their powerful navies that dictated the course of Cape history,but rather the naked and ill-equipped Hottentots.Jose Burman shows how first the Portuguese,then the Dutch and finally the English relinquished their plans of settling at the Cape in the face of Hottentot hostility.It was chance,in the shape of shipwreck,that finally persuaded the Dutch to risk a settlement.

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H/b in nice clean boards,in a nice clean pictorial d/w,corners a little rubbed,a little edge-worn and chipped.Size 10×7 pp 151,inc,index,bibliography,fully illustrated with many plates,some in colour,maps and charts and plans,included in the list of plates.Hinges strong.Binding good to firm.Internaly clean throughout.Some staining to e/p’s.and slightly age-browned. A v/g v/g clean copy.


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