Title: Carte Reduite d'Une partie des Costes Occidentales et Meridionales de L'Afrique Depuis Cabo Frio ou Cap Froid. Description: This is a scarce and attractive 1754 nautical chart by Nicolas Bellin depicting the southwest coast of Africa from Cape Fria in Namibia to Cape Agulhas (Cape of the Needles) and the Bay of St. Blaise, including the Cape of Good Hope. It shows incredible detail along the coast with capes, bays and topographical features including mountains, rivers as well as coastal features noted. Elevation is beautifully rendered in profile.
The map includes three profile views in the top right quadrant. These are âÃÃ²Vue Du Cap de Bonne EsperanceâÃÃ´ (Cape of Good Hope), âÃÃ²Vue Du Cap Falso, Du Cap Des Eguilles et des Terres Qui sont Entre deuxâÃÃ´ and âÃÃ²Autre Vue Du Cap Falso et Du Cap Des EguillesâÃÃ´.
Cape Town, Constance (Constantia), Stellenbosch and Hangklip are accurately identified. This map was created by Bellin, who was at the time attached to the Depot de la Marine. Bellin was commissioned by King Louis XIV to augment and correct the work earlier started by the Academie des Sciences. Eventually five variations to this map were created. BellinâÃÃ´s name is removed from this particular chart.An elaborate and beautiful title cartouche adorned with the arms of the Depot de la Marine is included. Published by the Depot des Cartes et Plans de la Marine.
Size: Printed area measures 36 inches high by 23 inches wide. Minor wear along original centerfold. If your address is a P. Duty varies by country and we cannot predict the amount you will be charged. Some countries are duty free, others are not.
Other Services Conservation Framing: Geographicus recommends basic conservation framing services for any antique paper. We do not offer this service. Antique Map Restoration: Geographicus can repair and restore your antique map.
Services include deacidification cleaning flattening and backing. The item "1754 Depot de la Marine Map of the Southwest Coast of Africa" is in sale since Thursday, May 9, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps". The seller is "geographicusmaps" and is located in 11221. This item can be shipped worldwide.