The Journal of Hendrik Jacob Wikar.(1779) And the Journals of Jacobus Coetse Jansz (1760) and also that of Willem van Reenen (1791)

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Jacob Hendrik Wikar (active 1773-1778) Early South African traveller,he arrived at the Cape in 1773,as a soldier of the Dutch East India Co. Fell into debt through gambling and deserted,and became a wanderer for four and a half years,reaching Namaqualand and lived near the mouth of the Orange River.Keeping a journal,and became an authority on the San and Bushman Peoples. Jacobus Coetse Jansz Farmer and pioneer in Great Namaqualand,In 1760 undertook an elephant hunting trip which was to become an historical expedition.He was the first white person to cross the Orange River and discovered the Damroquas people.He was among the very first early explorers to the north. Willem van Reenen. Farmer and explorer,On hearing that gold and copper han been discoverd in South West Africa,and that the Damara people there possessed vast herds of cattle,he got up an expedition.This section of the journal gives an account of his travels,which tie-in with the other two.For early South African pioneering this journal is important.

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H/b in nice clean boards,corners slightly worn,No d/w.Size 9×6 pp VIII+327, three f/o maps,index,A table of tribal names mentioned in wikars journal with their probable equivalents.Tribal and place names.No plates text only,with notes to text.Hinges strong.Binding tight (Suggest unread).Slight staining to end-papers.No foxing.Slightly age-browned to outer edges.otherwise clean and bright throughout.

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