Evans, Pat (photographer), and Peter Joyce (text editor) – The Golden Escarpment. The story of the Eastern Transvaal


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(Cape Town: Struik, 1986)

4to; original pale green boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 144 incl. index; map; profusely illustrated with full-colour photographs and some historic monochrome pictures. Dustwrapper slightly sunned on spine panel; endpapers reverse of dustwrapper and outermost leaves somewhat foxed; small blister to front pastedown; earlier inscription on front free endpaper scribbled over. Some neat annotations to one chapter assist the reader through the book’s typographical anomalies. Good to very good condition. Without question the eastern Transvaal and particularly the Drakensberg escarpment is one of the most beautiful parts of southern Africa. The sheer grandeur of the scenery is breathtaking: rugged crags great sweeping landscapes waterfalls and the Blyde River Canyon itself. The magnificent photographs capture all of this and much besides for also revealed is the detail of the region: its remarkable flora and wildlife. The accompanying text and captions provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the escarpment’s development from the mists of geological time when the region was born of violent geological activity through to man’s arrival on the scene: the Khoisan the Nguni the white trekker pioneers the fortune hunters who came from all over the world to join the rush for gold and latterly the entrepreneurs and conservationists who manage its vast resources. All have left their lasting mark on this splendid environment.””