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|Place Names:||South Africa, Cape Town, False Bay|
|Year of Origin:||1750|
|Title:||Paskaart van't Zuydelykstegedeelte van AFRICA vertoonende DE SALDANHA BAY de BAY de GOEDE HOOP en DE BAY FALSO met desselss Dieptens Droogtens en Anker gronden.|
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Gerard (son) Van Keulen
Johannes Van Keulen, Jr.
|Notes:||The original inhabitants of the Cape region arrived around 2000 BC and later composed of 2 native groups, the subsistence San and the pastoral Khoikhoi who possessed large herds of cattle and sheep and were known by a distinctive clicking language. The Portuguese Bartholomew Dias first wrote about the Cape in 1486 and the first Dutch settlement began in 1652 as Cape Town established by Jan Van Riebeeck. As the settlement expanded, Johannes VanKeulen derived this larger map from an earlier smaller map by Johannes Loots c.1700. This rare map of the area around the Cape of Good Hope remains the only exceptionally detailed look at the Dutch settlements in the region, including the identification of early farms and sources of fresh water springs. [Joppen; framed;..very rare]|
|Last updated: Nov 1, 2015|