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Ten Rhyne, William; Rolland, Captain Richard

An Account of the Cape of Good Hope . . . (1673); Draught of the Streights of Gibraltar . . . (1675)

Published: Not stated, Not stated, [1675]

Edition: First thus

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Extracts bound together from a longer work. Half-bound in blue marbled paper-boards with gilt-lettered blue cloth spine. Plain endpapers, unmarked. �Translated from the Latin original and printed at Schaffhausen, Switzerland.� The contents are bright and unmarked, with some creasing to the centre of the folio leaves, which are untrimmed.

pp 829-845. � . . . An Account of the Cape of Good Hope and the Hottentots, the Natives of that Country, by William Ten Rhyne of Deventry, Physician in Ordinary, and a Member of the Council of Justice to the Dutch East-Indie Company; with some Animadversions upon the same by Henry Secreta a Zevorzit�

The diary opens on 9 October 1673, when Ten Rhyne�s ship anchored in the Bay of Saldanha. After an introduction on the situation at the Cape, the author presents 27 short chapters on wild animals, birds, fishes and insects; plants; seasons of the year; Hottentots and Negroes; Hottentot anatomy, garments, dwellings, possessions, character, manners, way of living, making war, dancing and religion.

Wilhelm van Rhyne (or Rhijne) was a Dutch physician, who also travelled to China and Japan (though whether at the same time as this voyage is not known). He was best known �for his Treatise on Asiatic Leprosy, first published in Latin in the last quarter of the 17th century� [Wikepedia].

(2)pp 846-848 � . . . with Some Observations upon the Currents thereunto belonging� + 2 fold-out diagrams. Rolland�s "Gibraltar" is dated 24 July 1675.

  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 330 x 275
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