An account of travels into the interior of Southern Africa, in the years 1797 and 1798: : including cursory observations on the geology and geography of the southern part of that continent; the natural history of such objects as occurred in the animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms; and sketches of the physical and moral characters of the various tribes of inhabitants surrounding the settlement of the Cape of Good Hope. To which is annexed, a description of the present state, population, and produce of that extensive colony; with a map constructed entirely from actual observations made in the course of the travels. / By John Barrow, late secretary to the Earl of Macartney, and Auditor-General of Public Accounts, at the Cape of Good Hope..
By: Barrow, John, SirPublisher: London : printed by A. Strahan, Printers-Street, for T. Cadell jun. and W. Davies, in the Strand., 1801-1804.Description: 2 v. : ill., maps (folded) ; 28 cm.Subject(s): Cape of Good Hope (South Africa) -- Description and travel | Western Cape (South Africa) -- Description and travel | South Africa -- Description and travel | Africa, Southern -- Description and travel
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|Book||British Museum||Royal Anthropological Institute||Rare||G.1.B.3 [V.1] (Browse shelf(Opens below))||1||Available||00001903|
Volume 1 was issued with only one plate (a folded map), although some of the plates issued with vol. 2 (dated 1804) are sometimes bound into vol. 1.
Half-title (vol. 1): "Travels into the interior of Southern Africa, in the years 1797 and 1798.".
Pagination: Vol. 1: viii, 419,  p.,  leaf of folded plates. -- Vol. 2: xi, , 452 p.,  leaves of folded plates.
Vol. 2 has title: An account of travels into the interior of Southern Africa; in which is considered, the importance of the Cape of Good Hope to the different European powers, as a naval and military station; as a territorial acquisition and commercial emporium in time of peace: with a statistical sketch of the whole colony; compiled from authentic documents.
Errata to both vols. on p. [xii] in vol. 2.