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 (Book, 1801) [WorldCat.org]
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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 Preview this item
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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

Author: John Barrow, Sir
Publisher: London : T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies, 1801-1804.
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Although perhaps better known for his accounts of China and the Arctic, this is Barrow's first travel book. He went to the Cape of Good Hope as private secretary to Lord Macartney. " He traversed every part of the colony, and visited the several countries of the Keffirs, the Hottentots, and the Bosjesmen, performing " a journey exceeding one thousand miles on horseback, on foot, and very rarely in a covered wagon,  Read more...
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Barrow, John, Sir, 1764-1848.
Account of travels into the interior of southern Africa, in the years 1797 and 1798.
London, T. Cadell, jun. and W. Davies, 1801-1804
(OCoLC)579028734
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Barrow, Sir
OCLC Number: 2024708
Description: 2 volumes : folded frontispiece (volume 2), folded maps ; 28 cm
Other Titles: Travels into the interior of southern Africa, in the years 1797 and 1798
Account of travels into the interior of southern Africa :
Responsibility: by John Barrow.

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Although perhaps better known for his accounts of China and the Arctic, this is Barrow's first travel book. He went to the Cape of Good Hope as private secretary to Lord Macartney. " He traversed every part of the colony, and visited the several countries of the Keffirs, the Hottentots, and the Bosjesmen, performing " a journey exceeding one thousand miles on horseback, on foot, and very rarely in a covered wagon, and full half the distance as a pedestrian, and never except for a few nights sleeping under a roof " "--abebooks website.

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