A Century of Geological Endeavour in Southern Africa/ 1895 – 1995

“This book endeavours to highlight the individuals who have played a part in helping to unravel the vast geological history of our region as well as those who have fostered the aims and objectives of the earth sciences.”

Price – $22.00 (ZAR-320.00)

A Geographical and Topographical Description of the Cape of Good Hope

Van Riebeeck Society Series 1 Vol 4

Price – $150.00 (ZAR-1800.00)

A Provisional Map of N.W, Rhodesia

Fold out map. Edward Stanford, Geographer to the King blind-stamped on bottom right hand corner. c.1908.

Price – $160.00 (ZAR-1800.00)

A System of Geography Vol 4

Volume 4 only, includes among others, discussions of Asia, Russai, Turkey, Hindostan, Persia and Mallaca. No folding maps.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-300.00)

Aardrijkundig handboek van Zuid Afrika

The cover is damaged on the spine and chipped and torn on the edges. spine has been repaired with tape. With an attached folding map of South Africa drawn up by Henry Hall, which is torn on one section.Browning throughout. 166pp

Price – $75.00 (ZAR-750.00)

Africa and its Inhabitants

Geographical and anthropological overview of various African areas. Illustrated by numerous engravings and maps.

Price – $45 (ZAR-400)

An Introduction to Astronomy in a Series of Letters from a Preceptor to his Pupil.

Numerous copper-plate engravings, some folding. Lacking front board, otherwise complete. First seven pages are loose. Previous owner’s inscription to the fep.

Price – $60.00 (ZAR-650.00)

Antique Maps of Europe, the Americas, West Indies, Australasia, Africa, the Orient.

Tan cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine and gilded motif on cover. Ex Libris stamp of previous owner on half title page. Long crack to front illustrated paste-downs. Contents clean and tightly bound. Dust jacket with edge-wear, open tear to bottom of spine, closed tear to rear fold and some loss to top of spine.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-180.00)

Charles Piazzi Smyth.

Signed by the author on 27 Aug. 1987. Charles Smyth arrived at the cape in 1935 to take up his position as First Assistant at the Royal Observatory. This book is an account of his astronomical duties, travels to the mountains and regions of the western cape, and includes some of his sketches.

Price – $18.00 (ZAR-220.00)

China, in a series of views, displaying the scenery, architecture and social habits of that ancient empire.

Bookmender’s delight. 2 Vols. Vol 1 – 96 pages and Vol 2 – 72 pages. Ornamental gilding on boards. Finely engraved plates with cityscapes, landscapes, costumes, everyday life, etc. Circa 1843. Gift inscription on fep.

Price – $160.00 (ZAR-1600.00)

County of Kent

A topographical and statistical description of the County of Kent” and a “copious travelling guide”. 359pp. Folding map frontispiece. The date 1829 was written in by an owner, but no publication date.


Price – $200.00 (ZAR-1600.00)

Die Deutsche Expedition in Ost-Afrika, 1861 und 1862 im Ost-Agyptischen Sudan und den Nord-Abessinischen Grenzlanden.

Text: German. Translated: The German Expedition in East Africa 1861 and 1862 in East-Egyptian Sudan and the North-Western Borderlands. Disclosures from Justus Perthes’ Geographical Institute on Important New Explorations in the Fields of Geography by Dr A Petermann, along with a general report by Werner Munzinger on the course and its participation in the German expedition from Massua to Kordofan, Supplement booklet No. 13. Missing Map 4.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-300.00)

East African Railways and Harbours Report on an Engineering Survey of a rail link between the East African and Rhodesian Railway Systems.

Complete with 14 maps (colour) in good condition. Contents clean and tightly bound.

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-450.00)

Engineering Geology of Southern Africa. Vol 3. The Karoo Sequence

Price – $18.00 (ZAR-100.00)

Explorers’ Maps

An historical look at maps and charts from the medieval travellers to the more accurate and sophisticated maps of the 19th century. Numerous b&w illustrations.

Price – $18.00 (ZAR-230.00)

Faults and Dykes – A Geological Study of the Witwatersrand

With diagrams and fold out maps. 298 pp. Wear to spine and edges. Corners bumped. Ink blot marks on front cover. Previous owner’s inscription on front free end paper. Small bookseller’s sticker on title page. Otherwise pages clean and binding sound.

Price – $80.00 (ZAR-650.00)

Field Guide to the Eastern & Southern Cape Coasts

Hundreds of line drawings spread over 560 pages. Also 50 colour plates and numerous b&w photos. An invaluable reference for anyone interested in this coastal region.

Price – $16.00 (ZAR-220.00)

Geological Survey of Natal and Zululand

A set of the three reports compiled after the geological survey of Natal and Zululand in 1901. Includes black and white plates and fold-out maps.

Price – $80.00 (ZAR-700.00)

Great River. The Story of the Orange River. (Signed by the author)

The author covers the story of the Orange River from the prehistoric peoples, namely Bushmen, Hottentots, to the explorers, eg Gordon, Le Vaillant, Burchell and others. 27 colour plates, 18 black and white plates, 11 images of figures and 4 maps. Erratum tipped in on front pastedown.

Price – $60.00 (ZAR-650.00)

Handbook and Index to accompany a Map of Antarctica.

Produced by the Department of Interior. Includes a map of Graham Land. Paper covered boards are tanned with some marks. Corners bumped. General wear and tear. A 7cm crack along the gutter of spine at the bottom.

Price – $230.00 (ZAR-2200.00)

Introductory textbook of Physical Geography

Conveys in a simple but systematic manner the leading facts of the science to which it relates.

Price – $45.00 (ZAR-400.00)

Islands in a Forgotten Sea.

Prize bookplate on front fep. Beautifully illustrated by A A Telford. Tropical islands, coral atolls, Madagascar with its savage tribes, lost monarchy and lurid pirate past. Illustrated map on red paste-downs. Large tear running over front panel and spine with a small area of loss to lower edge. Sunning to spine. Foxing with browning to top edge of flaps as well as folds. Foxing on verso.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Kenya Mountain.

A gallant attempt to climb Kenya Mountain with an introduction by Hilair Belloc. Dark cloth covered boards with edgewear, scuffing and tide mark to the spine and rear board. Previous owner’s name and small stamp on fep. Small closed tear to map. Fep browned with minor foxing to paste-down. Stain to lower right corners of pages 145 – 215, otherwise contents and photographs clean and well bound.

Price – $78.00 (ZAR-780.00)

Licht – En Schaduwbeelden uit de Binnenlanden Van Java

This work examines the introduction of Christianity to the Javanese people, their resistance against it as well as examining the differences between free and forced labour, characteristics and morality of the Javanese population and how these conflicted with principles brought by the missionaries.

Condition: Good, foxing to prelims and page edges.

Price – $200.00 (ZAR-1500.00)

Maps of Africa : An Illustrated and Annotated Carto-bibliography.

Maps individually illustrated each with its own accompanying carto-bibliography.





Price – $120.00 (ZAR-1200.00)

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