PASCAERTE VAN CIMBEBAS EN CAFFRARES STRECKENDE VAN CATEMBELA TOT CABO DE BONA ESPERANCA, map of Cimbebas and Caffraria from Catembela to Cape of Good Hope
42 x 51 cm, hand-coloured, framed, Amsterdam, 1715
A Louis Renard edition of Frederick de Wit's 1680 sea chart which remains unchanged except for imprint.
A sea chart with its title cartouche in Latin and Dutch. On the far left appears to be a group of Europeans conducting trade negotiations. Centrally, a group of three lions, a leopard, and a snake divide the cartouche. On the right appear two concealed 'natives'. The lower right corner of the sea chart depicts Neptune and a female figure drawn in a chariot by three horses. The scale is not decorated. The coastline shows an unusual number of inlets and the island of S. Elena Nuova is somewhat further south than usual.
Norwich. pg 291
Tooley, pg 124