The District of Albany formerly t'Zuurenveld, being the eastern frontier of the Colony of the Cape if Good Hope, shewing locations of the settlers lately arrived from England…. J. KNOBEL.

The District of Albany formerly t'Zuurenveld…
The District of Albany formerly t'Zuurenveld, being the eastern frontier of the Colony of the Cape if Good Hope, shewing locations of the settlers lately arrived from England…

London: W. Faden, 1822.

Engraved chart, hand coloured; 605 x 890 mm.

"Fine pasture country, uninhabited and considered as neutral ground"

Detailed topographic map of the Albany district (present day South Africa) presenting a wilderness mapped but largely untamed. This map was published by William Faden (1749-1836), one of the more prolific cartographic publishers of the later eighteenth-century who began his trade with Thomas Jefferys. In 1783 Faden was appointed geographer to the king and by 1796 'he assembled an unrivalled stock of large-scale maps of the British counties'. Over the coming two decades Faden served the emerging market for maps of the colonies, of which this chart of the Cape of Good Hope is a good example.

Detailed topographic map of the Albany district (present day South Africa) presenting a wilderness mapped but largely untamed. This map was published by William Faden (1749-1836), one of the more prolific cartographic publishers of the later eighteenth-century who began his trade with Thomas Jefferys. In 1783 Faden was appointed geographer to the king and by 1796 'he assembled an unrivalled stock of large-scale maps of the British counties'. Over the coming two decades Faden served the emerging market for maps of the colonies, of which this chart of the Cape of Good Hope is a good example.

A sense of the frontier nature of this country is given in note engraved in a blank section to the northeast corner: 'fine pasture country, uninhabited and considered as neutral ground since to convention with the Caffre chiefs, after the last disturbances in the Year 1819'.

Price (AUD): $1,500.00  other currencies     Ref: #3912530

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