In the Years 1803, 1804, 1805, and 1806.
Translated from the Original German by Anne Plumtre.
Two volumes: I. xii,183, (xxxi appendix and index). II. xiv, 368, (xxvii appendices and index) pages, folding map, engraved frontispiece portrait of the author in volume I, 8 engraved plates – 2 folding (the folding plate in volume II 'A View of the Karree Mountains with Ostriches and Quaggas,' is usually bound in as the frontispiece but in this copy appears at page 209), full red leather with blue leather title labels and gilt decoration on the spines, top edges marbled, other edges gauffered, bookplates on each front paste-down endpaper and a corresponding small stamp below the dates on the title pages. The text in volume 1 is a little browned and signatures (Gg) pages 225-232 and (Uu & Xx) pages 329-334 are heavily foxed as usual, the text in volume 2 is clean and bright with some light foxing and offsetting on the plates.
Mendelssohn (S.) South African Bibliography, 1.899. ‘Dr Lichtenstein was tutor to the son of Governor Janssens of the Cape Colony. The author offers a criticism of Barrow in his references to earlier travellers, accusing him of being 'totally unacquainted with the general habits and mode of life of the colonists...' Lichtenstein travelled with the Governor through the interior. Bushmen and Bechuanas are described and the information about the wild life and their natural surroundings is recorded in detail.’
- Overall Condition: Good
- Size: 4to (282 x 216 mm)