map of southwest coast of Africa from Cap Froid to the Bay of St. Blaise
53 x 86 cm, center page fold, framed, Paris, 1754
Made by Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772).
This large sea chart depicts the south-west coast of Africa from 19°S latitude to the Cape of Good Hope and beyond the Bay of St. Blaise. This chart has large silhouettes of the coast on the upper right; namely 'Vue du Cap de Bonne Esperance,' 'Vue du Cap Falso, du Cap Des Eguilles et des terres qui sont entre deux,' 'Autre Vue du Cap Falso et du Cap des Eguilles.' Cape Town, Constance (Constantia), Stellenbosch and Hangklip are accurately marked.
Jacques Nicolas Bellin was commissioned to map all the known coasts of the world. This task he undertook with care and zeal, the result being the Hydrographie Francaise which appeared in two volumes in 1756-1765.
Tooley, pg 22
Norwich, pg 317