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Breve Noticia sobre o Planalto Colonisavel Benguella.

ANGOLA]. Governo Geral da Provincia de Angola. Repartição do Gabinete.

Published by Luanda, Imprensa Nacional, 1908., 1908
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From Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books (New York, NY, U.S.A.)

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8°, original illustrated wrappers (creased and slightly worn at spine). Folding map slightly browned, otherwise very good. 100 pp., (1 l. table of contents, 1 blank l.), two-color map of Africa, folding three-color map of the area around Benguela, many black-and-white photographs within text. *** FIRST EDITION of this survey of the province of Benguela, south of Luanda. Part 1 includes chapters on geography, flora and fauna, the soil, water, climate, and indigenous population. Part 2 offers chapters on colonization: construction, hygiene, food, agricultural work, livestock, and crops. According to the preface, the material for the book was gathered by an expedition consisting of a physician and naturalist, an agronomist, and a topographer (José Pereira do Nascimento, Antonio José do Sacramento Monteiro, and João Maria Ferreira do Amaral), who were joined by the explorer Alfredo de Andrade.The two-color map of the African continent shows the colonial possessions of the French, Germans, British and Portuguese. The folding 3-color map of the area around Benguela includes rivers, elevations, settlements, and the railroad line. A multitude of photographs show the indigenous population, architecture, and views.In the wake of the Berlin Conference of 1884-85 and the humiliating British Ultimatum of 1890, the Portuguese became intent on making their presence felt within Angola and Mozambique by assigning civilian administrators, encouraging trade and industry, and sending expeditions into the unexplored areas far from the coast.*** Porbase locates two copies, at the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal and the Instituto de Investigações Cientifica e Tropical. Bookseller Inventory # 25795

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Title: Breve Noticia sobre o Planalto Colonisavel ...

Publisher: Luanda, Imprensa Nacional, 1908.

Publication Date: 1908

Binding: Soft cover

Edition: 1st Edition

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