An uncommon, early map of the region around the Cape of Good
Hope: AFRICAE PARS
Uncolored as issued
135 x 215 mm
Map # AFS-046
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An uncommon, early map of the region around the Cape of Good Hope from Saldanha to just beyond Cape Aughulus. This map is from
Commelin's book of travel to the Dutch East Indies, Begin
ende voortgangh van de Vereenighde Neerlandsche Geoctroyeerde
Oost-Indisch Compagnie. This work contains the
journals in a condensed form of the fleets under Cornelis
Houtman, Van Spilbergen, and others.
Two decorative cartouches take up much of the map. Both
contain coats of arms and both are surrounded by rococo designs
with dedications. There is a compass rose at the bottom center.
Within the sea off of the Cape are numerous sea monsters, two
European sailing ships and an African canoe. On land, there are
various animals, and Hottentot cattle. Table mountain is called
Tafell. Africans are depicted along with a European
holding a lance.
Map Collectors Circle, Volume 61, Page 17, No. 120. Mendelssohn. South Africa Bibliography. Vol I, p
373-374. Not in Norwich.
Very Good Condition.
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