South Africa Table Bay Cape of Good Hope harbor 1748 Bellin nautical map
South Africa Table Bay Cape of Good Hope harbor 1748 Bellin nautical map South Africa Table Bay Cape of Good Hope harbor 1748 Bellin nautical map
$ 95.00

Carte de la Baye de la Table et Rade du Cap de Bonne Esperance.

(South Africa- Map of Table Bay- Cape Town).

Issued 1748, Paris, by J.N. Bellin.

Attractive and detailed little mid-18th century engraved map, with lovely hand color.

Sounding depths, anchorage spots, interior topographical features and a tiny urban plan combine with the rhumb lines, tiny fleur-de-lys and distance scale running down the left side to impart an aesthetic appeal unique to this era.

Very nice looking example with a pleasing age patina.

Sheet Measures c. 9 7/8"H x 7 3/8"W.

Engraved Area Measures c. 8 1/4"H x 6 5/8"W.

Cartographic Reference(s):

Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 1.

[R19550].