SPARRMAN, Andrew M.D. (1748-1820)

SPARRMAN, Andrew M.D. (1748-1820)

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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


Sparrman's Work is Very Important and one of the Earliest on Southern Africa and the Southern Oceans
  • SPARRMAN, Andrew M.D. (1748-1820)


    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


    Sparrman's Work is Very Important and one of the Earliest on Southern Africa and the Southern Oceans


    Andrew Sparrman was a Swedish physician and naturalist. He arrived in South Africa on January 10, 1772. He joined Captain Cook on the Resolution on November 22, 1772. Sparrman sailed with Cook starting from Capetown to New Zealand and Otaheite. The return voyage passed Terra del Fuego then towards the South Pole and then back to the Cape of Good Hope. Returning in 1775, he undertook further exploration that lasted until April 1776, taking him as far as Kaffraria - what is today the southeast part of Eastern Cape of South Africa. Sparrman's account of Cook's voyage, as well as his exploration in Africa, are described in this book. Mendelssoh decribes Sparrmann’s work as “most trustworthy account of the Cape Colony and various races of people residing in it, that has been published in the eighteenth century.” Included is a brief glossary of Hottentot language and very early full page plates of indigenous animals.


    London: Published by G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1786, Second Edition. Two Volumes: Vol 1: 368 pages plus 9 engraved plates and folding map, Vol 2: 356 pages including appendix, also Directions to Book-Binder, 2 pages of advertisements and 7 plates. Beautifully bound in contemporary full calf binding, expertly re spined to period, Five raised bands with Six panels. Red Moroccan spine label with gilt title, green leather volume labels in gilt. Four panels heavily tooled with elaborate floral embellishments, gilt hash marks to bands and simple gilt pattern to edges of boards. Wide margined pages are bright and clean, complete with all of the immaculate and well struck illustrated plates, including the beautiful “Prospect of the Country at the Cape of Good Hope" Volume 1 frontispiece. The large folding map at the end of Volume I is clean and intact with no tears. Original endpapers and pastedowns. Provenance: Bookplate of John Rutherfurd, Esq. of Edgerston affixed to from pastedown of both volumes.


    Two Volume Set Containing Valuable Information from Cook’s Second Voyage
     

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