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Cape of Good Hope 1789

Cape of Good Hope 1789

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 TItle: Das Vorgebirg der Guten Hoffnung Verfasst von Herrn L.S. de la Rochette Neu Herausgegeben Von Herrn. F.A. Schraembl. 1789 (dated) 52*35cms.

Description: An attractive example of Louis Stanislas d' Arcy de la Rochette's important 1789 map of the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. The map covers from the fictional Klipping Island and St. Helena Bay south as far as False Bay (Valsbaai), Cape Hangklip, and Cape Peninsula, and eastward to the Drakenstein Mountains. This map was first issued by Faden in 1782, the above example being a 1789 reissue (226 years old!) by the Austrian publisher, F.A. Schraembl. This beautifully engraved map features relief pictorially and names various Kraals (villages), fountains, river crossings and even the names of some early Dutch settlers. There are numerous depth soundings, in fathoms, in False Bay, Table Bay, and Saldanha Bay. The Cape Town settlement is noted as is the notorious prison, Robben Island. A fascinating title cartouche in the upper right quadrant depicts Europeans fighting miniature elephants with spears. 

Condition: Good.


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