"Carte de l'Afrique Meridionale ou Pays entre la Ligne & le Cap de Bonne Esperance, et l'Isle de Madagascar", Elwe, Jan Barend
Subject: Southern Africa
Period: 1792 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Geographique et Universel
Color: Hand Color
23.8 x 19.8 inches
60.5 x 50.3 cm
A fine folio map of Africa south of the Equator including all of Madagascar, with two interesting insets of the Cape of Good Hope. At left is a plan of Table Bay with an elevation of Table Mountain, and at right is a large plan of the Cape Colony with extensive detail and fairly accurate topographical information including the names of early landowners. The main part of the map includes the various native kingdoms of the interior and what was known then of the coastline, much of which is fictitious. The cartography is based on Visscher's map of 1710.
References: Norwich #180.
Nice impression and original color. Faint toning on lower centerfold, still very good.