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Shipwrecks of the Western Cape by  Brian Wexham - Hardcover - from Christison Rare Books, IOBA SABDA and

Shipwrecks of the Western Cape

by Wexham, Brian

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([Cape Town]: Howard Timmins, no date) 0869782517. 4to; original dark papered boards, lettered in white, with pictorial lower board; laminated pictorial dustwrapper, housed in removable protector; pictorial dustwrappers; pp. 124; large map; richly illustrated with photographs and artwork, some of which in full colour. Tiny tear to bottom edge of dustwrapper's upper panel; edges of boards slightly rubbed. Very good condition. "The sea routes from Table Bay to Agulhas have always known shipwreck and tragedy. Ever since early Portuguese pioneer sailors encountered the treacherous storms off the Cape, ships of every size and description have yielded to the unpredictability of the sea. This book is well illustrated with photographs and historical accounts which capture the mood of the period. Many wrecks are still visible, their presence has created a shipwreck route from Milnerton in the north to Agulhas in the east, where visitors to the Cape can see the broken limbs of ageing vessels still defying the sea which claimed them." .
  • Bookseller: Christison Rare Books, IOBA SABDA ZA (ZA)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 8883
  • Title: Shipwrecks of the Western Cape
  • Author: Wexham, Brian
  • Book condition: Used
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 0869782517
  • ISBN 13: 9780869782514
  • Publisher: ([Cape Town]: Howard Timmins, no date) 0869782517
  • Place: South Africa
  • This edition first published: 1983
  • Keywords: Cape of Good Hope. Shipwrecks. Salvage. South African coastline. Maritime history. Dutch East India Company. Portuguese mariners. Birkenhead. Voyages. Exploration Maritime
  • Bookseller catalogs: Maritime;


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