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Voyage of Observation Among the Colonies of Western Africa, and a Campaign in Kaffir-Land in 1835

James Edward Alexander

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ISBN 10: 1845747984 / ISBN 13: 9781845747985
Editorial: Naval & Military Press
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Paperback. 376 pages. Dimensions: 8.5in. x 5.4in. x 0.9in.The author of this epic of early exploration, Capt. James Alexander, was the soldier-explorer who led an 1836 expedition, sponsored by the Government and the Royal Geographical Society, into the interior of South West Africa (todays Namibia). Travelling by ox-wagons, his route lay north from Cape Town, across the Orange River into the interior and, running dangerously short of water, out at Walfisch Bay - a 4, 000-mile trek through unexplored desert wilderness. His book is a compendium of early exploration, including observations of flora and fauna, and the native peoples in the area they travelled through. He also amassed a large collection of zoological and scientific specimens. This is a rare book of consuming interest to fans of African exploration. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. N° de ref. de la librería 9781845747985

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Título: Voyage of Observation Among the Colonies of ...

Editorial: Naval & Military Press

Encuadernación: Paperback

Ilustrador: C. C. Michell

Condición del libro: New

Tipo de libro: Paperback

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The author of this epic of early exploration, Capt. James Alexander, was the soldier-explorer who led an 1836 expedition, sponsored by the Government and the Royal Geographical Society, into the interior of South West Africa (today's Namibia). Travelling by ox-wagons, his route lay north from Cape Town, across the Orange River into the interior and, running dangerously short of water, out at Walfisch Bay - a 4,000-mile trek through unexplored desert wilderness. His book is a compendium of early exploration, including observations of flora and fauna, and the native peoples in the area they travelled through. He also amassed a large collection of zoological and scientific specimens. This is a rare book of consuming interest to fans of African exploration.

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