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        A Prospect of the Cape of Good Hope

        English School, (18th century). Medium: engraving. Date: 18th Century. A view, from Table Bay, of the Port of Good Hope which has become modern day Cape Town, South Africa; At the time the town was a settlement of the Dutch East India Company; Labelled upon this image are the Castle of Good Hope and the port of Good Hope, as well as the Slaughter House, the Company's garden, the hospital, the entertaining house and the stall for cattle; What is here labelled as 'Sugar-loaf' Mountain is today known as Lion's Head Mountain and equally 'James Mount or Lyons Rump' is now called Signal Hill; Provenance: Private Collection.


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