Folio size album of 129 pages [unnumbered] on the Malay Quarter bound in green cloth with the title gilt at the bottom of the upper cover. Consists of typescript descriptions laid down, drawings, numerous photographs maps and plans of the Malay Quarter. The introduction is signed by William Fehr and the book plate on the front free end paper is his, a very good copy.
Summary of findings and recommendations of the Malay Quarter Group
Customs and traditions
Streets – photographs etc
Town Planning Proposals
A picture began to emerge not only of William Fehr, but also of the sources from which he drew his combined passion for history and art, which came to be embodied in his Collection, and was reflected in his serious personal efforts to help preserve and secure appreciation of South Africa’s cultural, architectural and natural heritage, among which was the successful demarcation of the heart of Cape Town’s Old Malay Quarter as a National Monument. This little-known achievement was the direct result of some twenty years’ efforts on Fehr’s part as an active and vocal member of the Historical Monuments Commission.
The Malay Quarter was declared a National Monument under old National Monuments Council legislation on 15 April 1966 www. sahistory.org.za/ place/ malay-quarter-cape-town
For further information see: http://capetownhistory.com/?page_id=236
- Overall Condition: A Very Good Copy
- Size: Oblong folio (310 x390mm)