Barrow (John)


containing a General View of the Valuable Productions and the Political Importance of this Flourishing Kingdom; and also of such European Settlements as were visited on the Voyage: with Sketches of the Manners, Character, and Condition of their Several Inhabitants.

Published: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, London, 1806

Edition: First edition

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To which is annexed an Account of a Journey, made in the Years 1801 and 1802, to the Residence of the Chief of the Booshuana Nation, being the Remotest Point in the Interior of Southern Africa to which Europeans have hitherto penetrated. The facts and descriptions taken from a manuscript journal. With a chart of the route.

xviii, (i  directions for the placing of the plates, 447 pages, 18 hand coloured aquatint  plates after by W. Alexander and Samuel Daniell, engraved by T. Medland, 1  folding hand coloured aquatint plate, 2 double page maps of Rio de Janeiro and  Southern Africa, all with loose tissue guards, contemporary calf sides (worn at the  corners) neatly rebacked and with a maroon title label, without the half title  page, a very good copy.

Abbey (J.R.) Travel, in Aquatint and Lithography,  1770-1860, number 514 (pages 469/70), ‘Barrow probably met Samuel Daniell  while at the Cape….The aquatinting is of excellent quality, number 10 in  particular being technically interesting, since it appears to be printed in as  many as three colours with one colour added by hand, while number 11 is printed  in green, with other colours added by hand.’

‘Barrow was  attached on the first British embassy to China from 1792–94 as comptroller of  the household to Lord Macartney. He soon acquired a good knowledge of the  Chinese language, on which he subsequently contributed interesting articles to  the Quarterly Review; and the account of the embassy published by Sir George  Staunton records many of Barrow's valuable contributions to literature and  science connected with China.’ (,_1st_Baronet)

  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 4to (270 x 215 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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  • Country: South Africa
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