Africa, with All Its States, Kingdoms, Republics, Regions, Islands, &c


This 1794 map by Solomon Boulton (Bolton) was adapted from one originally published in 1749 by Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d’Anville (1697–1782), the French geographer and cartographer. D’Anville reformed European cartography by rejecting plagiarism and unconfirmed cartography. D’Anville’s maps often had blank spaces in places where earlier maps had been filled with figments of the imagination and features based on hearsay evidence. This map shows gold, silver, and gemstone mines, the hot springs near the settlement of Caledon, and the towns of Stellenbosch and Drakenstein. Also included are legends, text describing Hottentot women, and a long account of the Dutch East India Company (Verenigde Ostindische Compagnie—VOC) at the Cape of Good Hope.

Last updated: March 21, 2016