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- Paris, Daumont, ( ca. 1780).Contemporary handcoloured perspective view (vue d'optique or Guckkastenbild) depicting the Cape of Good Hope by Jan van Ryne. Ca. 25,5 x 41 cm.* Fine view by 'the Dutch artist Jan van Ryne (ca. 1712-1760), he was believed to have worked in London about 1752-54, when he made an interesting engraving of Table Mountain and Bay, first published by Robert Sayer of Fleet St., London, in 1754, and provided the basis from which other prints were made, one being engraved in reverse in Paris (Gordon-Brown, Pictorial Africana, p.234). We offer the French version of this very attractive view of the Cape of Good Hope from the sea showing the Table Mountain and the company's buildings and many ships in Table Bay. It was an obligatory stop for all European ships going to the Indian Ocean or returning from there to Europe. They stayed a long time to reprovision and to let their crews rest. - A fine copy.Scheen II, p.277.
      [Bookseller: Gert Jan Bestebreurtje]
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