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John Gibson - 1755 Engraving, A Map of the Cape of Good Hope

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John Gibson - Original 1755 Engraving. "A Map of the Cape of Good Hope & the country adjacent". From the Gentleman's Magazine. Published in London, 1755. Signed in plate. On laid. Paper shows some areas of discolouration and some wear to sides.

John Gibson (1750 - 1792) was an English cartographer and engraver. Recognized as an important late eighteenth-century British cartographer, a contemporary of Jacques-Nicolas Bellin and skilled engraver, spent most of his life in prison because of several debts, however, produced thousands of maps and its best-known work in 1758 was called the pocket atlas Atlas Minimus. He worked also for the Gentleman's Magazine for which engraved different decorative maps. He also published his own work in The Universal Magazine, The Universal Museum and The Universal Traveller.

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19.4 x 12cm (7.6" x 4.7")

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Code mh854
Artist John Gibson
Date 1755
Dimensions 19.4 x 12cm
Medium Engraving
Style Realism
Subject Illustration
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