Meerkat by Hendrik Claudius. Simon van der Stel, Journal of his Expedition to Namaqualand, 1685-6, ed. from manuscript in library of Trinity College, Dublin by G. Waterhouse, (London: Longmans, 1932).
Woodstock, Main Road, Cape Town, 2004.
The intersection on Main Road where Denise Darvall, donor for the world’s first succesful heart transplant, was killed on 3 December 1967.
E. E. Mossop, Old Cape Highways. (Cape Town: Maskew Miller, 1927).
‘Postal stone inscribed by Wollebrand Geleynsz the Younger in 1635. In 1648 he called at the Cape again, and conveyed the shipwrecked survivors of the Nieuw Haerlem home on his return fleet’. Dan Sleigh, Jan Compagnie: the World of the Dutch East India Company, (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1980), 53.
‘Crangejo: Sketch and natural size of a Brazilian crab’. [Original larger than this reproduction] ‘If the old chap needs to look for prey and food, and is thus driven out of his hole, and if he gets too far away from home, it happens that he cannot find the way back’. Zacharias Wagenaer, ‘Animal Book’, (early seventeenth century; now preserved in his native town of Dresden). Rep. and trans. O. H. Spohr, Zacharias Wagner: Second Commander of the Cape, (1967).
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