Old Towns and Villages of the Cape : A Survey of the Origin and Development of Towns, Villages and Hamlets at the Cape of Good Hope – Hans Fransen

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Old Towns and Villages of the Cape is the first comprehensive study of the physical history of the older towns of the former Cape Colony . It contains over seven hundred illustrations, including hundreds of previously unpublished pioneer photographs and early watercolors. Many detailed aerial photographs, few of them ever seen in print, some dating back to the 1930s, allow the reader to step back in time and view the original towns before modern developments brought about irrevocable changes in the townscape.Covering almost one hundred towns, villages and hamlets, Old Towns and Villages of the Cape not only examines the role of surveyors, and other factors, in their initial layout and subsequent growth, but also describes the formation of new drostdy districts, new Dutch Reformed church congregations, boeredorpe, harbor settlements and mission towns. Hans Fransen applies his extensive knowledge and insight to present the information, research and insights, most of it previously unpublished, in a very readable and accessible style. With its rich pictorial component, this invaluable reference book it is as attractive as it is informative and fits as well on a coffee table as it would in a collector s library.

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SKU: 9781868422272 Category: Title: Old Towns and Villages of the Cape : A Survey of the Origin and Development of Towns, Villages and Hamlets at the Cape of Good Hope
Author: Hans Fransen
Publisher: Jonathan Ball Publishers Sa
Year: 2006
ISBN10: 1868422275
ISBN13: 9781868422272
Condition: New
Format: Hardcover
Inventory No: 373

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Tight – Clean – New copy – Hardcover Brown “cloth” with a Burgandy (red) Dust Wrapper FINE/MINT Copy

Old Towns and Villages of the Cape is the first comprehensive study of the physical history of the older towns of the former Cape Colony . It contains over seven hundred illustrations, including hundreds of previously unpublished pioneer photographs and early watercolors. Many detailed aerial photographs, few of them ever seen in print, some dating back to the 1930s, allow the reader to step back in time and view the original towns before modern developments brought about irrevocable changes in the townscape.Covering almost one hundred towns, villages and hamlets, Old Towns and Villages of the Cape not only examines the role of surveyors, and other factors, in their initial layout and subsequent growth, but also describes the formation of new drostdy districts, new Dutch Reformed church congregations, boeredorpe, harbor settlements and mission towns. Hans Fransen applies his extensive knowledge and insight to present the information, research and insights, most of it previously unpublished, in a very readable and accessible style. With its rich pictorial component, this invaluable reference book it is as attractive as it is informative and fits as well on a coffee table as it would in a collector s library.

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Weight 1.95 kg
Dimensions 38.6 × 26.2 × 3.8 cm

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