Auction 136, Lot 750

"[Lot of 2] Plan du Fort et de la Ville du Cap de Bonne Esperance [and] Carte de la Coste Occidentale d'Afrique…", Bellin/Van Schley

Subject: Africa - Southern

Period: 1750-1764 (circa)

Publication: Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

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1)Plan du Fort et de la Ville du Cap de Bonne Esperance, circa 1764, (10.3 x 8.3"). Detailed plan of the Dutch fort and settlement at the Cape of Good Hope showing the town and fort with a key at bottom listing fourteen important locations. Titles in both French and Dutch. B+ condition - stained margins, else very good.

2)Carte de la Coste Occidentale d'Afrique…, ca. 1750, (10.2 x 9.5"). Covers the southwestern coast of Africa extending from Benguela to the Cape of Good Hope, presenting coastal detail only. Beautifully decorated with elaborate title cartouche, simple key cartouche and compass rose. Dutch title in bottom margin. A+ condition.

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Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/1/2011

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