Der Hottentoten Musicaale Instrumenten. 1 Gom-Gom 2 Rommelpot etc2:de Deel Pag. 105.
Engraving with very large margins, paper watermarked. Library stamp top left just into image. Plate 297 x 171mm (11¾ x 6¾
Khoikhoi dances and musical instruments; natives dancing in circles, surrounded by other natives clapping or playing musical instruments. From "Naaukeurige beschryving van de kaap de Goede Hoop". Peter Kolbe (1675-1726) was sent to South Africa with a mission to provide information about the country and to do astronomical and surveying research. First published in Germany in 1719 as Caput Bonae Spei Hodiernum, the book 'professes to be a complete account of the Cape Colony and its inhabitants'. This is taken from the Dutch edition, published in Amsterdam in two volumes in 1727.
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