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Code: M2671

Cartographer: Albrizzi Giovani

Date: 1741 Venice

Size: 35*45 cms

Full title Carta Geografica del Capo di Buona Speranza

A detailed map of the Cape of Good Hope from 'Atlante Novissimo che Contiene Tutte le Parti del Mondo'. Decorative cartouche shows an elephant and two species of rhinosaurus.

One of the most interesting features of this map is that the plantations in the area of todays Stellenbosch are marked with the owners names Cornelio De Boer, Simon de Groot etc.

The emphasis of the map is on the best places to make landfall and on settlement. Aside from already established tracts of land, the map identifies arable land, meadows, marshes, valleys and other topographical features such as Table Mountain, the Helderberg, ‘Monti di Perle' (Paarl Rock) and ‘Monti Cavalli' (the Paardeberg). Interestingly, the legend explains the ring formation and function of the ‘Hottentot' (Khoikhoi) ‘coralli' or kraal. The map is decorated with a title vignette depicting Khoikhoi building a traditional round dwelling, an elephant, rhinoceroses and ships.

Uncoloured as issued.

Very good condition.

Norwich 218

Availability: Sold

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