Auction 129, Lot 828

"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.

Condition: A

Nice impression and original color. Faint toning on lower centerfold, still very good.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $240

Closed on 9/23/2009