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Map of the estates around the Cape of Good Hope


Map of the estates around the Cape of Good Hope

Potter, Pieter

According to the Leupe catalogue (NA), the original title reads: Kaart der uitgegeven landeryen.

Map of estates in the Table Bay area awarded to former employees of the VOC.

According to a note written on the map, the estates were released to the so-called Vrije Sijmons Gezelschap (Free Simons Society) in accordance with the legacy book of 1657.

Notes (NA): de nieuwe erfbrief gepasseerd en geregistreerd in het erfboek van 4 december 1658.

Notes on reverse: Amsterdam, Caerte groot bestecq verthoonende alle de gecultiveerde Landerijen aen de Caap, Nr. 29.

Key: A-W

Topographical names refered to on this map are: taeffel baij, taeffel bergh, leeuwenbergh.

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Sources and literature

Zandvliet, K., Mapping for Money: Maps, plans and topographic paintings and their role in Dutch overseas expansion during the 16th and (1998)