Journal of a Visit to South Africa, in 1815, and 1816. With Some Account of the Missionary Settlements of the United Brethren, Near the Cape of Good Hope
(Cape Town: Struik, 1969). . Number 218 of an edition limited to 1000 numbered copies. Text facsimile of the 1818 edition published by Seeley, with a new introduction by Frank R. Bradlow. 4to; original brown cloth gilt; ribbon marker; pp. (ii) + 44 + (iv) + vii + (i) + 406 + (ii); frontis. porlrait, with tissue-guard; large, folding route map; 16 plates after the originals, including the 12 lovely aquatints. Slight bump to bottom fore-corner; earlier owner's bookplate to front free endpaper; frontis. tissue-guard has worked loose, but is present; merest trace of foxing to top edge and endpapers. Very good to near fine condition. (Original edition: Mendelssohn I, pp. 866-7; SABIB 3, p. 59; Hosken, p. 120) "Latrobe's impressions of his Cape visit are recorded in his well-known book, Journal of a visit to South Africa in 1815 and 1816, first published in England in 1818. An accurate and observant piece of work, it gives an impartial view of conditions at the Cape. Of the twelve aquatint illustrations, ten are after drawings by Latrobe and two after Melville." - DSAB III, p. 499..
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Mots-clés: Moravian Missions. Genadendal. Baviaanskloof. Groenekloof. Mamre. Lord Charles Somerset. Slachter's Nek. . . Eastern