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Description

Detailed map of the Table Bay and Robben Island, extending north to Mountain Blue. Nice topographical detail.

Shows towns, fortifications, cultivated farming areas, etc.

J.V. Schley Biography

Jakob van der Schley was a skilled draftsman and engraver who operated out of Amsterdam and had strong ties with the Hague. He was trained by Bernard Picart and his style resembles that of the elder man. Van der Schely was known for intricately engraved portraits and frontispieces. He signed most of the plates used in the Hague edition of the Abbe Prevost's Histoire generale des voyages