PERCIVAL, Robert (1765-1826). An Account of the Cape of Good Hope; containing an historical view of its original settlement by the Dutch, its capture by the British in 1795, and the different policy pursued there by the Dutch and British governments. London: C. & R. Baldwin, 1804.
4° (283 x 223mm). 4pp. publisher's advertisements at end. Extra-illustrated with a folding engraved map 'The Dutch Colony of the Cape of Good Hope' (1795, second edition) by William Faden after Louis Stanislas d'Arcy de la Rochette, and 4 PEN INK AND WATERCOLOUR DRAWINGS by or after Samuel Daniell, on four tipped-in bifolium, all with contemporary manuscript titles, two with facing manuscript text quoting Barrow. Original boards, paper title label to backstrip 'Percival's Cape of Good Hope [rule] 1804. price One Pound, boards.', uncut (backstrip expertly restored). Provenance: J.M. Leveson Gower (signature); sale Sotheby's 19 November 1990, lot 246, sold £5,200 to Quentin Keynes.
FIRST EDITION, RARE IN ORIGINAL BOARDS, AND HERE WITH FOUR CONTEMPORARY PEN, BROWN INK AND WATERCOLOUR DRAWINGS by or after Samuel Daniell. The drawings are titled as follows:1. 'A Hottenot' (within ruled ink frame 172 x 143mm., on wove paper with watermark date '1803'); 2. 'A Bosjeman in Armour.' (within ruled ink frame 190 x 143mm., on wove paper with 24 lines of manuscript text copied from 'Barrows Cape of Good Hope' on facing page); 3. 'A Kaffer Woman' (within ruled ink frame 175 x 142mm., on wove paper with 12 lines of manuscript text copied from 'Barrows Cape of Good Hope' on facing page); 4. 'Broad tailed Sheep of Southern Africa' (140 x 215mm., on wove paper watermarked '1803'). Samuel Daniell arrived in Cape Town in December 1800 and returned to England in 1803: most of his African images are derived from the expedition which set off to explore the region to the north and east of Cape Colony in October 1801. Mendelssohn II,p.152 (gives date of publication as 1809).