1895 Print over 100 years old Cape Town Table Mountain (also available unframed)

£65.95

3 in stock

Description

Antique print dated 1895.

The page is over 115 years old and in good condition.

In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.

Frame size 400mm x 370mm. available also in a 
gold frame, your choice.  RtW.265.

Entitled – Cape Town. General View, showing Table Mountain wreathed in vapour. 

Below the picture an inscription reads:

Cape Town. – On leaving Brisbane, the traveller returns to Sydney in sixteen hours by the New South Wales and Queensland Government Railways, and then proceeds to Cape Town by the Aberdeen Line in about three weeks.

The area of the Cape Colony is estimated at 221,311 square miles, and the 1891 census gave the population as 1,527,224.

The most populous district of the Colony is that of the Cape, which has a total population of about 100,000 persons, including all races and colours; and of these one-half are European.

The city of Cape Town, the metropolis and seat of government, is in this district.

It has an admirable situation and picturesque surroundings.

Table Mountain, occasionally covered with its “table-cloth” of fleecy vapour, towers behind it to a height of 3,580ft., presenting striking features both of grandeur and beauty.

The city proper reposes in the open valley at its base, and, including its suburbs, now contains about 85,000 people.

Immediately in front are the waters of Table Bay, sweeping in a graceful curve eastward to Salt River and northward to the Blueberg Hills, with the fine range of the Drakanstein and Tulbagh Mountains in the background.

On one side the city joins on to the marine suburbs of Green Point, Sea Point, and Camp’s Bay, while on the other side it unites with the surburban villages of Woodstock, Mowbray, Rondebosch, Claremont, Kenilworth, and Wynberg, extending for a distance of eight or nine miles along the attractive wooded slopes on the eastern side of Table Mountain.

In several of the streets in Cape Town – such as Strand, Loop, and Bree streets – the old-fashioned Dutch mansions of the colonists of the last century may still be seen.

The original breakwater at this port cost £399,000, and was opened in 1870 by Prince Alfred.

If you buy an item and then see it relisted this is because we occasionally have more than one available, each page is
original and not a photocopy.

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