Hoe de Hottentotten hunne Woningen Veranderen.Pag. 517.
Engraving with very large margins. Library stamp top left. Plate 292 x 170mm (11½ x 6¾").
Khoikhoi moving home; a cow laden with wicker panels and pots. 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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