"Le Pays des Hottentots aux Environs du Cap de Bonne Esperance", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Subject: Southern Africa
Period: 1780 (circa)
Publication: La Harpe's Histoire Generale des Voyages
Color: Hand Color
13.8 x 9.8 inches
35.1 x 24.9 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.
A crisp impression, issued folding on a bright, watermarked sheet with a hint of offsetting and a few minor extraneous creases.