Map of the Cape of Good Hope with an inset showing Dassen Island.
Map of the Cape of Good Hope, with an inset showing Dassen Island.
Top right: 11.
The map is part of an atlas in the British Library in London, containing navigational charts in the VOC's charter area. The British Library bought the Atlas from the library of the Haarlem collector Van der Willigen in 1875. The atlas contains 49 hand-drawn charts and views, all in colour and in the style of Johannes Vingboons.
Compare with National Archives, The Hague, inv. nr. VELH0619.35. The chart also corresponds to Francois Valentijn, 'Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indien', part V, 2e volume, after p. 4. See, too, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague, inv. nr. 185 A 5 part V, II, after p. 4, and Oesterreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna, inv. nr. Van der Hem 35:46.Please contact British Library for reuse and copyrights.