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" This cape is a most stately thing, and the fairest cape we saw in the whole circumference of the earth, and we passed by it the 1 8th of June. "
The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques & Discoveries of the English ... - Page 120
by Richard Hakluyt - 1904
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Dutch South Africa: Early Settlers at the Cape, 1652-1708

John Hunt - 2005 - 192 pages
...marked on maps. A year later, Sir Francis Drake on his voyage round the world made his celebrated note "this Cape is a most stately thing, and the fairest...the whole circumference of the earth, and we passed it on 18 June." In 1580, Portugal was annexed to Spain and until 1640 Portuguese trade interests were...
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Cape Landscapes: Sir John Herschel's Sketches, 1834-1838

Brian Warner, John Frederick William Herschel - 2006 - 179 pages
...in. Sir Francis Drake's observation (or rather, that which appears in his ship's log) that it was the 'most stately thing and the fairest Cape we saw in the whole circumference of the world' in 1580 has been echoed down the centuries. In the early part of the nineteenth century, when...
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An Academic Skating on Thin Ice

Peter Worsley - 2008 - 281 pages
...Radcliffe-Brown and Monica Hunter, had pioneered anthropology in the 1930s. Drake had described Cape Town as 'the fairest cape we saw in the whole circumference of the earth'. Nature was indeed a delight: this tiny strip of land supported 2,600 different kinds of flowering plants,...
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