Cape of Good Hope – Das Vorgebirg Der Guten Hofnung

by L.S. De la Rochette, F.A. Scraembl

Exceptional beauty


Date of first edition: ca. 1782

Date of this map: ca. 1789

Dimensions (not including margins): 32 x 48 cm

Condition: Very good. Strong paper and very wide margins .

Condition rating: A+

Verso: blanc



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A large and detailed map of the Dutch colony

This is a scare Austrian version of a finely engraved and very detailed map of the Cape after de la Rochette, more commonly seen in its original English edition, first published by Faden in 1782, or later by Wyd. The map extends from St. Helena Bay to False Bay and has a decorative title piece showing an elephant hunt. Approximately twenty farms and individual settlements are named as are Constantia and Stellenbosch. Topography is well depicted, with the Drakenstein Mountains boldly engraved along the eastern coastline. This is one of the most detailed of the region of its time and the depiction of relief is particularly effective.

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