Man of Constantia

R 65.00  

Subtitle: A Biographical Novel on the Life of Simon van der Stel
Author: Hymen W.J. Picard
Publisher: Purnell (1973)
ISBN-10: 0360001912
ISBN-13: 9780360001916
Condition: Very Good. Light wear to DJ edges with a medium closed tear on front cover. A clean, unmarked copy in very good condition
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 300
Dimensions: 21.8 x 14.3 x 2.6 cm

Weight: 0.55 kg

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Simon van der Stel; first Governor of the Cape of Good Hope, builder of the country estate "Constantia", founder of Stellenbosch and discoverer of copper in Namaqualand. The author presents and entirely original and highly attractive portrait of the Man of Constantia, and, in addition, offers a most striking picture of old Batavia, Amsterdam and Cape Town of three hundred years ago.

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