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An Account of the Cape of Good Hope

Included is Captain Richard Bolland's - A Draught of the Straits of Gibraltar, with some observations upon the currents thereunto belonging

Published: from Churchill's Collection of Voyages Vol iv, 1707

Edition: repr presumed

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Wilhelm van Rhyne (or Rhijne) was a Dutch physician, who was apparently on his way to the East when he stopped over at the Cape. The diary opens on 9 October 1673, when Ten Rhyne’s ship anchored in Saldanha Bay. He writes an introduction on the situation at the Cape, and then a running commentary by way of 27 short chapters on wild animals, birds, fishes and insects, plants, seasons, indigenous inhabitants and their anatomy, garments, dwellings, possessions, character, manners, way of living, fighting, dancing and religion.

pp 829-849 with one folding map and one folding plate (Gibraltar & plate of sounding boat)

Very good condition in plain maroon cloth-covered boards

  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 330 x 210 mm
  • Sold By: Africana Books
  • Contact Person: Stefan Blank
  • Country: South Africa
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