1. Een Looper der Hottentotten. 2. Hoe zy met haar Hassagajen werpen. Pag. 104. 3. Hoe zy gewoon zyn te vegten. Pag. 105.2:de Deel Pag. 203.
Engraving with very large margins, printed on 18th century watermarked paper. Library stamp bottom left. Plate 291 x 177mm (11½ x 7").
Khoikhoi natives throw spears at a target; two fighting with sticks in the centre. 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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