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Catalogue 43 Exploration And Travel #659/4

Campbell (J.)


Undertaken at the request of the London Missionary Society; being a narrative of a second journey in the interior of that country

Published: London, 1822

Stock Number: #659/4

Price: R15,000


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2 volumes, 322 + 384 pages, 8vo (220 x 140 mm), hand coloured aquatint frontispiece in each volume, 10 hand coloured aquatint plates, folding map coloured in outline, half morocco with marbled boards, red title label gilt on the spine, some light foxing on several plates, a good copy

In November 1818 Campbell, accompanied Dr John Philip aboard the Westmoreland, made his second voyage to Cape Town. He, Philip and Robert Moffat visited the eastern part of the Colony until halted by the Fifth Frontier War (1818-19). He then set out on his second journey into and beyond the known interior, proceeding further north than in 1812 via the Orange River to Griqua Town and Lattakoo. He returned to Cape Town where he remained for several months before returning to England in November 1820. Dictionary of South African Biography, volume 3, pages 127-8.