Plan if the Company Gardens at Cape Town. Showing the fort at the bottom right. With a key in French. Jacques-Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) was among the most important mapmakers of the eighteenth century. In 1721, at age 18, he was appointed hydrographer (chief cartographer) to the French Navy. In August 1741, he became the first Ingénieur de la Marine of the Depot des cartes et plans de la Marine (the French Hydrographic Office) and was named Official Hydrographer of the French King. He contributed a number of maps to the 15-volume Histoire Generale des Voyages of Antoine François Prévost or simply known l’Abbe Prevost. This edition of this map coves from that publication. Original folds present. Condition very good.
Date Published: c.1764
Dimensions: size: 26.5 x 21.5cm