ZAMBESIA - ENGLAND'S EL DORADO IN AFRICA , being a description of Matabeleland and Mashonaland, and the less known adjacent territories, and an account of the GOLD FIELDS of British South Africa
1895·Cape Town / London
by Mathers, Edward Peter
Cape Town / London: Juta & Co / King, Sail & Railton. Very Good-. 1895. First Edition. Hardcover. 480 pages; Contents clean and secure in original yellow glazed pictorial boards worn at spine; previous owner's name stamped inside front cover, label at spine. B&W illustrations throughout and both folding colour maps: Zambesia and South Africa; first map (Zambesia) has a closed tear repaired with archival tape on back. OCLC 557409391 Edward Peter Mathers was a correspondent for the Scotsman & Daily News during the Zulu War in 1879. Intrigued by the discovery of gold in South Africa in the 1880s Mathers made several treks through South Africa and Rhodesia, some of which he recounts in this work. He became quite the authority on the Witwatersrand goldfields and was an early exponent of the economic opportunities presented by the south of Africa. Mathers later founded the Natal Advertiser and the weekly newspaper "South Africa," a "Home Colonial" journal for those interested in South African affairs. . (Inventory #: 39538)
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