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29 Aug 2019 16:30 GMT

Theal (George McCall)

THE BEGINNING OF SOUTH AFRICAN HISTORY

Published: T. Maskew Miller, Cape Town, 1902

Edition: First Edition

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With maps and plates

First edition: xxvi, 502 pages, foxing throughout and on the page edges, 5 maps, 1 plate, maroon cloth titled gilt on the spine, with gilt device on the upper cover, a fair copy.

Mendelssohn (Sidney) South African Bibliography volume 2 page 486: Practically an amended and extended edition of the work entitled The Portuguese in South Africa, with additional notes on the remains of Palaeolithic Man in South Africa, and a very greatly amplified description of the Bantu races. Much of the work has been entirely rewritten, and the eight chapters in the earlier publication have been increased to twenty in the new version. The scope of the volume has been extended , to the arrival of D'Anaya in Sofala in 1505, a period 150 years before the arrival of Van Riebeek, which was taken " as an initial point " in The Portuguese in South Africa. The work contains photographic reproductions of an ancient plan of Sofala and the "Baptism of the Monomotapa," the latter having been taken from a picture in the Dominican House, Rome.

  • Size: 8vo (230 x150mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: africana@clarkes.co.za
  • Telephone: 021 794 0600
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