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Burchell's Travels - Susan Buchanan

Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:03 am

Hi all,

My wife is reading this at the moment and gives it a big \O .

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ISBN: 9781770227552

Format: Trade Paperback

Recommended Price: R280.00

Published: September 2015

About the book:

Just over 200 years ago, in 1810, a 30-year-old Englishman named William Burchell landed in Cape Town after a four-year stint as a naturalist on St Helena island. The following year he embarked on an epic journey through the Cape Colony, which lasted four years and during which he covered 7 000 kilometres, mainly through unexplored terrain, and collected over 50 000 plant and animal specimens, as well as built up a vast collection of sketches and paintings. He went on to travel in Brazil, and after many years back in Britain, he committed suicide at the age of 82.

Burchell’s Travels tells the story of Burchell’s journeys, bringing to life an important figure who has faded into historical obscurity. It is a fascinating account of what travel was like 200 years ago – reconstructed from the rich source of Burchell’s own writings.

Beautifully illustrated with over 100 of Burchell’s sketches and paintings, this is a perfect book for anyone interested in history, art, nature and travel.

http://penguinbooks.co.za/book/burchells-travels/9781770227552

Re: Burchell's Travels - Susan Buchanan

Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:13 am

Never seen that one before...will add it to our index. \O

Re: Burchell's Travels - Susan Buchanan

Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:50 pm

Good reading \O I have an old old copy of this narrative , and have read it more than once ;-)

Re: Burchell's Travels - Susan Buchanan

Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:59 pm

Hi okie,

This book is not Burchell's travel diaries but a book on Burchell himself. ;-)

Kind regards,

Adam