Pioneer Travellers of South Africa. – Forbes, Vernon S


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A Geographical Commentary upon Routes, Records, Observations and Opinions of Travellers at the Cape 1750 – 1800.

The period between 1750 1800 saw great advances in exploration of the interior regions and expansion of knowledge of the physical and biological sciences. Notable travellers discussed are A Beutler, C P Thunberg, Francis Masson, Andrew Sparrman, Hendrik Swellengrebel, William Paterson, Roberg J Gordon, L Degrandpre and finally John Barrow. Some light foxing to front and rear end papers and prelims. The maps at the rear are in very good condition with some foxing to the top edges of the pages. Dust jacket: Edge-wear with 2 x 1cm closed tears to top edge and some creasing. Foxing to verso and fly-leafs. Sunning to spine with faded lettering and light foxing. Rubbing to front and rear panels. Small 7mm hole on the rear cover. Light bumping to spine edges and corners. 177 Pages. Brown cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine and device. First edition. Condition: Very good. No jacket. Hardcover

Publisher: A A Balkema
Date Published: 1965
Publication Place: Cape Town
First Edition: Yes

Condition: Very good.
Binding: Hardcover

Jacket Condition: No jacket.
Dimensions: 31cm x 24cm x 3.5cm

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Weight 1200 g