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 Travelogues on the Cape Colony
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Georg Forster and Carl Peter Thunberg

Date: 18th century

Original Language: English


Both Georg Forster and Carl Peter Thunberg wrote accounts of their separate voyages, during which they stayed at the Cape. Forster published his two-volume travelogue, entitled A voyage round the world in His Britannic Majesty’s sloop Resolution, commanded by Capt. James Cook, during the years, 1772, 3, 4, and 5 (parts of which were later translated into German) in 1777. Volume 1 consists of 638 pag…

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Beyers, Jaco, “ Travelogues on the Cape Colony”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 29 January 2020 <>

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