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Author Rookmaaker, L. C.

Title The zoological exploration of southern Africa, 1650-1790 / by L.C. Rookmaaker.

Published Rotterdam ; Brookfield, VT, U.S.A. : A. Balkema, 1989.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed ST ef  591.968 ROOK    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 368 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 31 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-353) and index.
Summary A study of the work of seven 18th century travellers who collected zoological data in this area and who recorded their observations. The materials left by these explorers and by their predecessors are analyzed for all mammals and birds, emphasizing history, taxonomy, nomenclature and zoogeography. Included are many details on species now extinct, such as the lion and rhinoceros of the Cape of Good Hope, the guagga and the bluebock. Many examples are illustrated, 16 in color. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Subject Zoology -- South Africa -- Cape of Good Hope -- History -- 18th century.
Zoology -- South Africa -- Cape of Good Hope -- History -- 17th century.
Naturalists -- South Africa -- Cape of Good Hope -- History -- 18th century.
Naturalists -- South Africa -- Cape of Good Hope -- History -- 17th centuray.
Explorers -- South Africa -- Cape of Good Hope -- History -- 18th century.
Explorers -- South Africa -- Cape of Good Hope -- History -- 17th century.
Mammals -- South Africa -- Cape of Good Hope.
Birds -- South Africa -- Cape of Good Hope.
Zoological illustration -- South Africa -- Cape of Good Hope.
ISBN 9061918677