240pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2015
A biography of English naturalist William John Burchill, who arrived in Cape Town in November 1810 and the following year embarked on a four-year-long journey through the Cape Colony, mainly through unexplored terrain. He collected over 50 000 plant and animal specimens and built up a vast collection of sketches and paintings. He returned to England in 1815 and left again for Brazil in 1825. He is the author of "Travels in the Interior of Southern Africa". The book is illustrated with over 100 of Burchill's paintings and sketches.