Old print of Capstadt, located on the shore of Table Bay, Cape Town was originally developed by the Dutch East India Company as a victual ling station for Dutch ships sailing to Eastern Africa, India, and the Far East. Jan van Riebeeck's arrival on 6 April 1652 established the first permanent European settlement in South Africa. Cape Town quickly outgrew its original purpose as the first European outpost at the Castle of Good Hope, becoming the economic and cultural hub of the Cape Colony. Until the Witwatersrand Gold Rush and the development of Johannesburg, Cape Town was the largest city in South Africa.
Museum Quality Antique Maps and Prints by Joseph Meyer (1796-1856, Hildburghausen, Germany). Verso Black.
Origin: Meyer's Universum, published by Bibliographic Institute Hildburghausen Germany.
16th -17th -18th-19th Century maps & atlases & prints. We sell guaranteed Absolutely Original authentic Maps and Prints.
Sheet app.: 27 x 18.5 cm. 10.5 x 7.25 inches. Image app.: 15 x 10 cm. 5.75 x 4 inches. Condition: Strong engraving, view overall very good. Fine hand coloring.