Later amended English edition published by Churchill in 1744. Johan Nieuhof was born in Uelsen, Germany, of which his father (originally from Zwolle) was mayor.
Nieuhof left for Brazil in 1640 as a reserve officer-candidate - from then on, barring two short family visits in 1658 and 1671, he spent all the rest of his life abroad. After an adventurous career in the service of the Dutch East India Company (or VOC) - between 1660 and 1667 he occupied posts in India and on Ceylon - he then lived in Batavia until 1670. He then disappeared without trace on Madagascar, traveling in a sloop from which he had landed to seek drinking water.The engravings are made after Nieuhoff's drawings. Subject: Map:'Caerte van de Cabo de Bona Esperanca en haer gelegentheyt daer omtrent'. Map of Cape of Good Hope and surroundings. This map shows Cape of Good hope in South Africa.
Inset view of the Table Mountain with ships in the bay. Also depicted are several African animal species; elephant, lion.Compass rose, legend and ships on the ocean. This map is of particular interest for three reasons: it is the best-known early map of the Cape that shows not only the canal between Table Bay and False Bay proposed by Commissionar-General Rijckloff van Goens, but also the route of one of the early exploring expeditions (it is marked'Rey's wech door ons volck int Land gedaen').
The canal was never constructed. Two brown spots, upper left and upper right.
Irregular paper edges eith small tears. Original middle fold as issued.Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 37 x 31.5 cm. The image size is ca. Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 14.6 x 12.4 inch. 13.8 x 11 inch. Medium: Copperplate etching and engraving on verge type hand laid paper. Watermark present, but not visible on every sheet. ThePrintsCollector - Laurentius Old Master Prints Peter Cornelissen, Frans Laurentius, Joost Bos Margo van Latum-van Dongen, Frank van Latum Located in Zeeland (Noord-Brabant) - The Netherlands. GO TO OUR STORE and explore our huge collection of fine antique maps and prints. The item "Antique Map-CAPE OF GOOD HOPE-SOUTH AFRICA-Nieuhof-1682" is in sale since Friday, October 23, 2015. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps". The seller is "theprintscollector" and is located in Zeeland. This item can be shipped worldwide.