Catalog Archive
Auction 99, Lot 496

"Carte de l'Afrique Meridionale ou Pays entre la Ligne & le Cap de Bonne Esperance, et l'Isle de Madagascar", Visscher/De Leth

Subject: Africa - Southern

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

23 x 20 inches
58.4 x 50.8 cm

A fine folio map of Africa south of the Equator including all of Madagascar. Includes two large, interesting insets of the Cape of Good Hope. At left is plan of Table Bay with an elevation of Table Mountain. 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.

References: cf Norwich #180.

Condition: B

Expert and near invisible paper restoration in upper corners, including a few skillful lines of facsimile.

Estimate: $475 - $550

Sold for: $375

Closed on 6/12/2002