"Le Pays des Hottentots aux Environs du Cap de Bonne Esperance", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Subject: Southern Africa
Period: 1754 (circa)
Color: Black & White
13.6 x 9.6 inches
34.5 x 24.4 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.
Issued folding on watermarked paper with light offsetting and a tiny binding tear at left that just touches the neatline and has been closed on verso with archival tape.