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The young Swede, Anders Sparrman(1748-1820) was the first traveller to give an extended and readable account of travels into the interior of the Cape, between 1772 and 1776. As a student of Linnaeus, he was particularily well qualified to explore the rich floral heritage of South Africa. Although he trod familar paths, his fresh and lively comments offer valuable insights into life in Cape Town, into the flora and fauna of the interior and the indigenous people whom he encountered. In this first volume he travelled east to Mossel Bay, along the Langkloof Valley and into the Tsitikamma forests. Based on the English editions of 1785-1786. Edited by Prof. V.S.Forbes. Translation from the Swedish revised by J. & I Rudner. Frontispiece - 331 pages plus illustration and map to rear. Size: 20.5 X 14.5. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: A Voyage to the Cape of Good Hope Towards ...
Editorial: Van Riebeeck Society/Content Solutions
Año de publicación: 2007
Encuadernación: Paperback Blue Card
Condición del libro: Very Good
Edición: Paperback Reprint VRS 1-No 6.
Descripción Van Riebeeck Society for the Publication of Southern African Historical Documents, Cape Town, 2007. Softcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. No Jacket. Two Volumes complete. From the Van Riebeeck Society Reprint Series. The reference number refers to BOTH books, the ISBN is for No. 6 only. Both books have basic, modest covers. They are both scuffed and a little worn. They are otherwise placid. The pages within No. 6 are bright, fresh, clean, clear, diligent. The ISBN for No. 7: 0958513449. The covers are much scuffed. Again, here, the pages are very tight, bright, clean and confident. fk. Nº de ref. de la librería blex