Aardige manier van Koejen te melken, en boter te maken.2:de Deel Pag. 35.
Engraving with very large margins, paper watermarked. Library stamp bottom left. Plate 292 x 172mm (11½ x 6¾"). Printers crease.
Khoikhoi milking a cow for milk and butter; one native stands holding the tail to one side; the cow's back feet are bound together with rope. 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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