• The Wolfgang A. Herz Library:  auction at Christies

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    The Wolfgang A. Herz Library: Important Voyages and Travels

    9 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 172

    LATROBE, Christian Ignatius (1758-1836). Journal of a Visit to South Africa, in 1815, and 1816. With some accounts of the missionary settlements of the United Bretheren, near the Cape of Good Hope. London: W. M'Dowall for L.B. Seeley and R. Ackermann, 1818.

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    LATROBE, Christian Ignatius (1758-1836). Journal of a Visit to South Africa, in 1815, and 1816. With some accounts of the missionary settlements of the United Bretheren, near the Cape of Good Hope. London: W. M'Dowall for L.B. Seeley and R. Ackermann, 1818.

    4o (285 x 226 mm). 2pp. publisher's advertisements at end. 16 plates (12 hand-colored aquatints from sketches by Latrobe or Mr. Melville, 4 uncolored line engravings), engraved folding map with routes marked by hand in red or blue. (Light marginal dust soiling and darkening at beginning and end.) Modern half morocco, top edge gilt, others uncut.
    FIRST EDITION. Latrobe succeeded James Hutton as secretary of the Unity of the Bretheren in England in 1795, and was appointed a "senior civilis" in 1801. As an advocate of the missions of his church he visited South Africa in 1815-16. His journal includes a full description of the district of Groenekloof and of the missionary settlements about thirty miles north of Cape Town. Abbey Travel 325; Gay 3117; Mendelssohn I,p.866; Tooley 292.


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