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LICHTENSTEIN, Martin Hinrich Karl (Henry). Travels in Southern Africa, in the years 1803, 1804, 1805, and 1806. Translated from the original German by Anne Plumptre. London, Henry Colburn, 1812-1815.
2 volumes. 4to. Later half calf, spines lettered in gilt. With engraved portrait, folding map of the Cape of Good Hope from the latest surveys made by order of the Dutch government (mounted on linen), folding engraved view of the Karree Mountains (mounted on linen) and 7engraved plates. XII,383,(32); XIV,368,(28) pp.
First edition, first published in German in Berlin in 1811-1812 Reisen in südlichen Afrika. - Lichtenstein came to the Cape as tutor to the last Dutch governor J.W. Janssens son. There is an account of Janssens's travels to Kaffraria, and of subsequent journeys through the western and northern parts of the colony, including visits to Groenekloof, Saldanha Bay, the Rogge Veld, the Karroo, Roodezand, Zwellendam, Mossel Bay, Bethelsdorp, Graaff-Reinet etc. with descriptions of the Bechunas, Bushmen, and the various Kaffir tribes; and much information respecting the wild animals and natural features of the country traversed. The second volume contains further journeys to Zwellendam and the countries inhabited by the Bushmen, Corans and the Bechuanas and concludes with a narrative of the capture of the colony bt the British (Mendelssohn I, p.899). - (Some leaves browned). - A good copy.
SAB III, p.116; Howgego II, p.360

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