Catalog Archive
Auction 145, Lot 775

"[Lot of 3] Plan du Fort et de la Ville du Cap de Bonne Esperance [and] Coste Occidentale d'Afrique, Depuis le XIe. Degre de Latitude Meridionale... [and] Carte de la Baye de Sainte Helene Dressee sur les Remarques des Navigateurs", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Southern Africa

Period: 1739-60 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
See Description
New! Download High Resolution Image
(or just click on image to launch the Zoom viewer)

A. Plan du Fort et de la Ville du Cap de Bonne Esperance, circa 1760 (10.4 x 8.1"). 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.

B. Coste Occidentale d'Afrique, Depuis le XIe. Degre de Latitude Meridionale..., dated 1739 (10.3 x 9.7"). Covers the southwestern coast of Africa extending from Benguela to the Cape of Good Hope, presenting coastal detail only. The map extends west to include St. Helena island. Adorned with a decorative title cartouche and a compass rose. Condition: Issued folding with a binding trim at bottom left that has been professionally replaced with old paper.

C. Carte de la Baye de Sainte Helene Dressee sur les Remarques des Navigateurs, circa 1760 (6.4 x 8.3"). This chart of St. Helena Bay, just north of Cape Town, shows soundings, safe anchorages, shoals, and the topography of the coastline.

References:

Condition: A

Bright clean examples on watermarked paper. See description above for additional details.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Unsold

Closed on 6/12/2013

Archived