Southwest coast of Africa

By GOOS, Pieter, 1666 

Pas-Kaarte van de Zuyd-west-kut van Africa; van Cabo Negro tot beoosten cabo de Bona Esperance.

Africa Southern Africa
  • Author: GOOS, Pieter
  • Publication place: Amsterdam
  • Publisher: Pieter Goos
  • Publication date: 1666
  • Physical description: Engraved map in original outline hand-colour heightened in gold
  • Inventory reference: 3872


A chart of the southwest coast of Africa, from Namibia to South Africa. The inset maps show the Cape of Good Hope in detail and Vleesbay (now Vleesbai) on the Western Cape. Vleesbai (from the Dutch Vleys Baeye, meaning bay of meat’) was named by Paulus van Caerden, a Dutch explorer who traded with natives for livestock there.


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