The Cape of Good Hope, approximately midway between Europe and China, was a favored re-supply stop for China traders of all nations, and thus a fond subject for porcelain. Held by the Dutch since 1652, the Cape was first explored by the Portuguese and, in fact, Table Mountain was named by Antonio de Saldanha when, in 1503, he was the first Westerner to climb it.
Hervouet and Bruneau, op. cit., illustrate variant examples of this subject (pp. 38-39), including two dishes they date to circa 1770 with similar variant views and similar grisaille and iron-red cell borders. Others were in the Garbisch collection, sold at Pokety Farms by Sotheby's, 22 May 1980 (lots 292-297), including two tea pieces very like the above-mentioned variant views but retaining Dutch flags atop the mountains.