Description du Cap de Bonne-Esperance, Où l'on trouve tout ce qui concerne l'Histoire-Naturelle du Pays; la Religion, les Moeurs & les Usages des Hottentots;
KOLB Peter (1743.)
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et L' Établissement des Hollandois.Third French edition. 5 folding maps & 25 engraved plates (one folding) 12mo. Very good, tight, contemporary sprinkled calf, backs gilt, headcaps very slightly chipped. [iv], xiii, [xi], 428, ; [xvi], 262; [xx], 320pp. Amsterdam,
Three French editions of Kolb's seminal work on the Cape were published in 1741, 1742 and 1743 respectively, the first of the three having an additional alegorical frontispiece. This copy has very attractive gilt spines.
Kolb's work together with much other information has a genuine claim to include the first list of South African animals (Sclater The Fauna of South Africa). SAB III, p6.
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