Hoe de Hottentotten haar Huysen Bouwen.2:de Deel Pag. 73.
Engraving with very large margins, paper watermarked. Library stamp top left. Plate 287 x 171mm (11¼ x 6¾").
Khoikhoi building their huts with woven straw panels and a wooden frame. 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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