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Catalogue 43 Exploration And Travel #1757/2

Freeman (J.J.)


with notices of Natal, Mauritius, Madagascar, Ceylon, Egypt, and Palestine

Published: London, 1851

Stock Number: #1757/2

Price: R3,500


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492 pages, 8vo (200 x120mm), folding map coloured in outline, 2 lithographic plates 1 as frontispiece, 5 engraved plates and 2 plans, green cloth stamped blind on the covers, titled gilt on the spine, slight foxing mainly in the text, working loose at the hinges, binders ticket on the back paste down end paper, a good copy

Mendelssohn (Sidney) South African Bibliography volume 1, page 565. An account of Mr Freeman's third visit to Africa, in 1848 ... The author was requested by the Directors to report on their stations ... and in addition to the chapters dealing with the missionary stations the volume contains much information respecting the history and geography of the countries traversed, together with a mass of useful and interesting matter concerning the native tribes of South Africa.There is a short history of the Hottentots, with a summary of their grievances, a description of the Kat River and other missionary settlements, notes on the Griqua, Bechuana, and Basuto tribes, and a chapter on Kaffir history. There is a large map of " the Sovereignty beyond the Orange River," showing the boundaries of the Orange Free State at this period.