Lot #35/06 Simon van der Stel’s journal of his expedition to Namaqualand, 1685-1686
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Lot #35/06 Simon van der Stel’s journal of his expedition to Namaqualand, 1685-1686 edited from the manuscript in the Library, Trinity College, Dublin, by Gilbert Waterhouse. A marvelous find by Waterhouse, was this long lost manuscript of van der Stel’s major expedition to explore the north-western Cape. Contains a detailed introduction in English, the original Dutch text & full English translation. The plates, which are mostly of animals, birds & plants have been attributed to Claudius. London, Longmans, Green & Co., 1932. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. xxviii,183, black / white plates, facsimiles, map. Dust jacket browned, chipped & repaired from reverse (now protected by wrap-around plastic), end-paper slightly creased, text pages lightly toned. Good+ Reserve price: R900.00 bids welcome

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