An Account of Travels Into the Interior of Southern Africa, in the Years 1797 and 1798: Including Cursory Observations on the Geology and Geography o

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Paperback, Cambridge Univ Pr, 2011, ISBN13 9781108032780, ISBN10 1108032788
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Paperback, Cambridge Univ Pr, 2011, ISBN13 9781108032780, ISBN10 1108032788

Sir John Barrow (1764 1848) was a distinguished British government servant whose diplomatic career took him to China and Africa, and who in forty years as Secretary to the Admiralty was responsible for promoting Arctic and Antarctic exploration, including the voyages of Sir John Ross, Sir William Parry, Sir James Clark Ross and Sir John Franklin. This account of his time in Southern Africa was published in 1801, with a second volume following in 1804. Barrow's exploration of the Cape Colony in 1797 8 coincided with the imposition of British control in 1795 on a former Dutch colony, making this work an important source about this transitional period. Volume 2 takes a political focus, and elaborates Barrow's belief that the Cape of Good Hope could serve the commercial interests of the growing British empire in the east; he also discusses the strategic advantages of stationing troops along the Cape.

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Number of Pages: 512
Original Languages: English
Author: Barrow, John
Volume Capacity: 2
Series Title: Cambridge Library Collection - Travel and Exploration
Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
ISBN-13: 9781108032780
ISBN-10: 1108032788
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