1785 A Voyage to the Cape of Good Hope, Towards the Antarctic Polar Circle, and Round the World: But Chiefly into the Country of the Hottentots and Caffres, From the Year 1772, to 1776
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First Edition, Folding Maps, Folding Plates, Illustrated, Leather Binding
The first edition thus of this work, being the first Dublin edition. The Dublin edition was printed in the same year as the London editions.
Volume I illustrated with a frontispiece, and two folding plates.
Volume II illustrated with a folding map to the frontispiece, and seven plates.
Translated from the original Swedish to English.
Complete in two volumes.
A fascinating travel work documenting the voyage of Anders Sparrman from 1772 to 1776 to the Cape of Good Hope.
Sparrman travelled to the Cape of Good Hope in 1772 to work as a tutor, and was hired as assistant naturalist to Johann and Georg Forster later that year, when James Cook arrived there on his second voyage.
Anders Sparrman was a Swedish naturalist and apostle of Carl Linneaus.
In a full calf binding. Externally, smart. Minor bumping to the head and tail of the spines and to the extremities. A few light marks to the boards and spines. Very light surface cracks to the spines. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean with just a couple of light spots and handling marks. Very bright for it's age.
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