Original Antique Maps and Prints. Antique Print-CAPE OF GOOD HOPE-SOUTH AFRICA-Albrizzi-1740. Description: Source unknown, to be determined.Artists and Engravers: Made by'Giambattista Albrizzi' after an anonymous artist. Giambattista (Giovanni Battista) Albrizzi was the publisher of several illustrated books and maps. Subject: Antique print, titled:'Carta Geografica Del Capo Di Buona Speranza' - Decorative map of the Cape of Good Hope, Africa, with an atrractive vignette.
One of the most interesting features of this map is that the plantations in the area of todays Stellenbosch are marked with the owners names Cornelio De Boer, Simon de Groot etc. The emphasis of the map is on the best places to make landfall and on settlement. Aside from already established tracts of land, the map identifies arable land, meadows, marshes, valleys and other topographical features such as Table Mountain, the Helderberg, Monti di Perle' (Paarl Rock) and Monti Cavalli' (the Paardeberg).Interestingly, the legend explains the ring formation and function of the Hottentot' (Khoikhoi) coralli' or kraal. The map is decorated with a title vignette depicting Khoikhoi building a traditional round dwelling, an elephant, rhinoceroses and ships. Albrizzi's maps are scarce and beautifully engraved. Condition: Very good, given age. Edges on verso with remnants of acid free tape from former matting.
A few spots in the margins. Original middle fold as issued. Size (in cm): The overall size is ca.
50 x 36.4 cm. The image size is ca. 42.7 x 33 cm. Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 19.7 x 14.3 inch.
16.8 x 13 inch. Medium: Etching / engraving with contemporary hand colouring on hand laid paper. ThePrintsCollector - Laurentius Old Master Prints Frans Laurentius, Peter Cornelissen 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 Print-CAPE OF GOOD HOPE-SOUTH AFRICA-Albrizzi-1740" is in sale since Friday, April 14, 2017.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.