1795 The Dutch Colony of the Cape of Good Hope

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By: William Faden
Date: 1795 (dated) London
Original Size: 20 x 12.75 inches (50.8 cm x 32.4 cm)
This is a fine print reproduction of the second edition of Faden’s map of the South African Dutch Colony, originally published in 1782. The map covers the region from Klipping Island and St. Helen’s Bay in the north to False Bay in the south. Topography is well depicted, with the Drakenstein Mountains boldly engraved along the eastern coastline.
This edition includes the addition of ‘Muyzenberg about 1300 feet high’. Approximately twenty farms and individual settlements are named as are Constantia and Stellen bosch. The map is adorned by a decorative title cartouche at in the upper right quadrant featuring an elephant hunt, palm trees, and huts, with a cliff as a backdrop on which the map’s title is engraved. In addition, there are two keys. One identifies points on the mainland while the other lists the islands and bays.
William Faden, based at Charing Cross, London, was geographer to George III of England. He was one of the principal cartographers and map publishers of his time and produced some remarkably fine engraved maps. He published many maps of the British Isles, and of counties within the Isles. He also published maps of the West Indies, India and France, and at the time of the American Wars of Independence he became known for his maps of America, often showing troop movements and battle plans. His North American Atlas, dated 1776, is now a prized collector’s item as is his 1785 map, United States of North America.
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