Platte Grondt van de Vermaarde Tuyn van de Ed. Oostind. Comp. aan Caap de Goede Hoop.2:de Deel Pag. 143.
Engraving with very large margins, paper watermarked. Library stamp top left. Plate 172 x 292mm (6¾ x 11½").
Ground plan of agricultural plots and buildings belonging to the VOC (Dutch East India Company) at the Cape of Good Hope. From "Naaukeurige beschryving van de kaap de Goede Hoop". Peter Kolbe (1675-1726) was sent to South Africa with a mission to provide information about the country and to do astronomical and surveying research. First published in Germany in 1719 as Caput Bonae Spei Hodiernum, the book 'professes to be a complete account of the Cape Colony and its inhabitants'. This is taken from the Dutch edition, published in Amsterdam in two volumes in 1727.
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