Lot 379: Barrow's Travels into the Interior of Southern Africa in 1797-8

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Lot 379: Author: Barrow, John; Title: An Account of Travels into the Interior of Southern Africa, in the Years 1797 and 1798; Place Published: New York; Publisher: G.F. Hopkins, John Conrad & Co.; Date Published: 1802; Description: [4], 386, [1] pp. Folding map frontispiece by the author. (8vo) period calf, cloth spine (rebacked). "First American Edition, from the London Quarto Edition."Includes "cursory observations on the geology and geography of the southern part of [Africa]; the natural history of such objects that occurred in the animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms; and sketches on the physical and moral characters of the various tribes of inhabitants surrounding the settlement of the Cape of Good Hope." Condition: Some wear and tear to covers; endpapers renewed; very small stub tear to map; some foxing and darkening of pages; good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $250-350
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