Nieuwe en algemene Beschryving van de Kaap de Goede Hoop in 2 delen.


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2 delen (VIII) 486, (2) 342 p. Origineel half Leer, 8° Vernieuwde, tweede, uitgave van dit belangrijke werk betreffende de ontdekking van Kaap de Goede Hoop, vermeerderd en verbeterd uit andere bronnen, zonder de gravures. Two volumes, (VIII) 486, (2) 342 p. Contemporary half Leather, 8°. (Without all plates.) Expanded and corrected Dutch edition of the most important account of the Cape of Good Hope and one of the most important works of all time on South Africa. Much of the material is based on Kolbe’s own observations in the years 1705 to 1713, but he also compares them with the observations and theories of earlier writers. The text provides detailed information on the customs and habits of the Hottentots, an exact and detailed description of the Cape of Good Hope, containing its settlements, harbour, fortress, form of government, extent, and the regions recently discovered in its vicinity, together with an description of the climate and soil of the territory, of its animals, fishes, birds, plants, and herbs, all from the author’s own personal investigations.