Manier van Begraven onder de Hottentotten.2:de Deel Pag. 166.
Engraving with very large margins, printed 18th century watermarked paper. Library stamp bottom right. Plate 292 x 171mm (11½ x 6¾").
Khoikhoi of burial; wearing fur capes, men carry the wrapped body of the deceased to a hole dug into the rock, with natives following in a procession; the village behind in the background. 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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