South Africa Table Bay Cape of Good Hope harbor 1748 Bellin nautical mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 1.