Auction 126, Lot 778

"Das Land der Hottentoten an dem Vorgebirge der Guten Hoffnung / Le Pays des Hottentots aux Environs du Cap de Bonne Esperance", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Southern Africa

Period: 1754 (published)

Publication: Prevost's Allgemeine Historie…

Color: Black & White

13.5 x 9.5 inches
34.3 x 24.1 cm

A beautifully engraved copper-plate map of the Cape of Good Hope from Saint Helena Bay to Mossel Bay. Dutch settlements are mostly confined along the coast and southern regions. The inland regions are depicted as deserts, savannas, forests and mountain ranges with tribal names indicated and a few Boer colonies. Title given in both Dutch and French in separate rectangular cartouches.


Condition: A

A fine example except it is trimmed at bottom affecting neatline, as issued. Beautiful impression on fine, thin hand laid paper.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 12/3/2008