Cape of Good Hope – Das Vorgebirg Der Guten Hofnung
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+
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.
Chart of Cape of Good Hope (A plan of Table Bay with the road of the Cape of Good Hope)by Johannes van Keulen, Robert Laurie & James WittlePrice (without VAT): €2 250,00 / $2 655,00 / £2 002,50
Superb and scarce
South (southern) Africa – Tabula Nova Partis Africaeby Lorenz Fries (after Martin Waldseemüller)Price (without VAT): €3 000,00 / $3 540,00 / £2 670,00
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