Description: Cape Colony Old antique map of South Africa shows the old Dutch settlement in near Cape Good Hope.
The Dutch settlement in the area began in March 1647, with the shipwreck of the Dutch ship Nieuwe Haarlem.
The shipwreck victims built a small fort that they named the "Sand Fort of the Cape of Good Hope." They stayed for nearly one year, until they were rescued by a fleet of 12 ships under the command of W.G. de Jong.
After their return to Holland some of the shipwrecked crewmates tried to persuade the Dutch East India Company to open a trading center at the Cape.
Mapmaker engraver: J. RAPKIN London, 1855 Publisher John Tallis.
Origin: The Illustrated Atlas, And Modern History Of The World Geographical, ....
John Tallis John Tallis (1838-51) founder of Tallis and Co., London map publishers who traded under various names: L. Tallis, Tallis & co, John Tallis, John Tallis & co. (London & New York) between 1838 and 1851. After 1850-51, their maps were published by the London Printing and Publishing Co., London and New York. The Illustrated Atlas of the World, published in 1849 with the maps and decorative vignette’s engraved and drawn by J. Rapkin, was one of the last atlases to be truly decorated and is therefore highly prized. Size: Sheet app.: 37 x 28 cm. 14.5 x 11 inches. Image app.: 32 x 24.5 cm. 12.5 x 9.75 inches. Condition: View overall very good, light marginal stains.