Antique Map Africa

Cape of Good Hope & southern Africa antique map by John Barrow, 1798

Cape of Good Hope & southern Africa antique map by John Barrow, 1798
Cape of Good Hope & southern Africa antique map by John Barrow, 1798
Cape of Good Hope & southern Africa antique map by John Barrow, 1798
Cape of Good Hope & southern Africa antique map by John Barrow, 1798
Cape of Good Hope & southern Africa antique map by John Barrow, 1798

Cape of Good Hope & southern Africa antique map by John Barrow, 1798

An original copperplate, engraved map of the CAPE OF GOOD HOPE and SOUTHERN AFRICA (General Chart of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope). Surveyed by John Barrow between 1797 and 1798, the map (1st edition) was published in Barrow's'An Account of Travels in the Interior of Southern Africa' in 1802. The map which is unframed, unmounted and uncoloured (as published) has a printed area measuring 700x460mm.

It represents the first scientific mapping of the Cape and part of southern Africa and the first map to record the extinction of a species - the blue antelope. Relief and drainage are shown in detail, and blank, uncharted areas are filled with numerous annotations describing the quality of the land and wildlife. Original folds are evident (but not prominent and not reinforced) and the map is overall in very good condition. This is a scarce map of historic significance to this southernmost part of Africa. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps".

The seller is "michaelraw2012" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.

  • Year: 1798
  • Country/Region: Africa
  • Date Range: 1700-1799
  • Antique: Yes
  • Type: Topographical Map
  • Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  • Era: 1700s
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original


Cape of Good Hope & southern Africa antique map by John Barrow, 1798