LOT 501

[South Africa] Kolb, P. Description du Cap de Bonne-Esperance;

où l'on trouve tout ce qui concerne l'histoire-naturelle du pays; la religion, les moeurs et les usages des Hottentots; et l'etablissement des Hollandois (...). Amst., J. Catuffe, 1741. 3 vols. (22),370,(1); (14),228; (20),280 p. Complete w. frontisp., 3 title-p. vignettes, 25 engr. plates (1 fold.) depicting flora and fauna (zebra, elephant, tiger, etc.) and some figures/ scenes of the life of the Hottentots (dances, birth and wedding ceremonies, etc.), and 5 fold. engr. maps. Contemp. marbled calf. w. gilt title and dec. on ribbed spine (sl. worn). Sm. 8vo.

Former bookseller/ owners' ex libris upper pastedowns, contemp. notes upper flyleaf 1st vol. Occas. browning, but a very good set. A detailed travel account of the Cape of Good Hope by the German traveler and naturalist Kolb (1675-1726), who lived and worked in the Cape from 1705 until 1713. Contains descriptions of the Cape's geography, climate and Hottentot customs based on Kolb's experience. (total 3)

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