Catalog Archive
Auction 109, Lot 693

"Kaart van het Zuidelykste Gedeelte van Afrika of het Land der Hottentotten", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: Africa - Southern

Period: 1769 (published)

Publication: Nieuwe en Beknopte Hand Atlas

Color: Hand Color

14.5 x 12.7 inches
36.8 x 32.3 cm

Fine map of Africa, south of the Tropic of Capricorn filled with information, particularly on the Dutch settlements in the vicinity of Cape Town. The coastline from Cape Agulhas to the east is a bit distorted and the interior features are largely conjectural with the fictitious city of Vigitimagna located. Numerous tribes are shown, often with interesting descriptions (in Dutch). The Kobonas are noted as being cannibals and the Heusaquas are "used in the struggle against the lions."

References: Norwich #174.

Condition: A+

Wide original margins and color.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/1/2004