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The Dutch Colony Of The Cape Of Good Hope ...

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The Dutch Colony Of The Cape Of Good Hope ... : L.S. De La Rochette / W. Faden

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The rare first edition of De La Rochette's influential and very detailed map, published by William Faden, shows a fine combination of line and stipple engraving, allowing physical features and relief to be vividly depicted. Rivers, roads and settlements are also clearly marked on this fascinating large-scale map that extends from Klipping Island south to the Cape and False Bay. A decorated title cartouche shows an elephant hunt.
mapmakers: L.S. De La Rochette W. Faden  
place and date of publication: London 1782
medium and colour: copperplate, Original outline colour
size in mm: 500 by 330mm (19.75 by 13 inches).
ref: 40421
literature: cf. Norwich, Maps Of Africa, 225.

Price: £ 850

 
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