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Shipwrecks & Salvage in South Africa - 1505 to the Present by  Malcolm Turner - Hardcover - from Christison Rare Books, IOBA SABDA and

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Shipwrecks & Salvage in South Africa - 1505 to the Present

by Turner, Malcolm

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(Cape Town: Struik, 1988) 0869773879. 4to; original pictorial blue boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 224, incl. index; lavishly illustrated in monochrome and full colour with contemporary and modern artwork and photographs; complete annotated geographical list of all wrecks off the South African coast. Short, closed tear to top edge of dustwrapper, which is foxed on reverse side; edges of boards slightly rubbed; occasional fox spot. Very good condition. “The subject of shipwrecks has always been a fascinating one, and the treacherous South African coast the scene of a great number of shipping disasters. Some have become famous, such as the wrecking of the Grosvenor or the Birkenhead, while others are generally unknown. In this book, the result of more than eight years' diligent and painstaking research, the author has brought together facts about close on a thousand wrecks that have occurred on the coast of South Africa, from the earliest recorded Portuguese wreck, that of a vessel of which the name has been lost to us, in 1505, to the latest notable shipwreck, that of the Daeyang Family, in 1986. All aspects of shipwreck and salvage are covered in the text and illustrations, beginning with a historical overview. The causes of shipwrecks, cargoes, treasure hunts, the development of salvage techniques, and underwater archaeology are discussed. The lively, authoritative main text, which will delight the expert and the layman alike, is copiously illustrated with photographs (many of which have never previously been published), maps, paintings and line drawings. Many text boxes have been included, containing interesting side-notes to the main text, clarifications or broader perspectives. The book is rounded off with an Alphabetical, Chronological and Geographical list of all the noteworthy shipwrecks that have occurred on our coast. Shipwrecks and Salvage in South Africa is without a doubt the most comprehensive publication on the subject and will be indispensible to anybody with an interest in shipwrecks.” .
  • Bookseller: Christison Rare Books, IOBA SABDA ZA (ZA)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 11612
  • Title: Shipwrecks & Salvage in South Africa - 1505 to the Present
  • Author: Turner, Malcolm
  • Book condition: Used
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 0869773879
  • ISBN 13: 9780869773871
  • Publisher: (Cape Town: Struik, 1988) 0869773879
  • Place: South Africa
  • This edition first published: September 1999
  • Keywords: Shipwrecks. Salvage. South African coastline. Maritime history. Dutch East India Company. Portuguese mariners. Birkenhead. Grosvenor. Stavenisse. Voyages. Exploration. Wild Coast. Ships Maritime
  • Bookseller catalogs: Maritime;


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