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Description

Rare and quite late separately published map of South Africa, including inset maps of the Cape of of Good Hope/Table Bay, Saldanha Bay, and Cape Fort.

The "Com Post" near Seekoe Valley, the east, became Vergelegen the famous farm, still in existence, and would become the hunting lodge and then farm of Willem Adriaan van der Stel before he was forced to return to the Netherlands.

The map is dedicated to William I, Elector of Hesse (1743 -1821) by Issak Augustus Jassoy, a merchant from Hannover.

Condition Description
Minor soiling
Reference
Norwich 177
Tobias Conrad Lotter Biography

Tobias Conrad Lotter (1717-1777) is one of the best-known German mapmakers of the eighteenth century. He engraved many of the maps published by Matthaus Seutter, to whose daughter Lotter was married. He took over Seutter’s business in 1756. Lotter’s son, M. A. Lotter, succeeded his father in the business.