THE PRESENT STATE OF THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE

: Kolben (Peter)

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or a particular account of the several nations of the Hottentots, their religion, government, laws, customs, ceremonies, and opinions; their art of war, professions, language, genius, &c. together with a short account of the Dutch Settlement at the Cape, written originally in High German, done into English from the original by Mr. Medley, the second edition illustrated with copper plates; and vol II. containing the natural history of the Cape; or, a particular description of all the sorts of animals and vegetables in that neighbourhood; as of beasts, birds, insects, sea- and river-fish; trees, shrubs, plants, herbs, roots and flowers; likewise an account of the mineral productions and of the sea-, river- and spring-waters there; together with some observations on the Cape-winds and air, to which is prefix'd, a topographical account of the colonies there; as, of their extent, rivers, springs, mountains roads, places of note &c. written originally in High German, done into English from the original by Mr. Medley, illustrated with copper plates

 

2 vols., [xiv] + 367pp. + [1]pp. ads., xviii + 363pp. + [1]pp. ads, frontis. in vol. 2, folding map, plan, illus., vol. 2 has stamp of "Native Affairs Dept. Library" on f.f.e.p., full leather, embossed insignia on front of vol 2., wearing to corners, London, 1738, 1731

 

Second edition of Vol. 1 only. The first edition of vol. 2 was used to complete the set. Vol. 1 lacks the frontis., plate IV depicting 'Dacha', and the unnumbered plate depicting 'Kanna'.