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Auction 100, Lot 450

"Carte Generale de la Coste de Guinee Depuis la Riviere de Sierra Leona jusqu'au Cap de Lopes Gonsalvo…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Africa - Western

Period: 1750 (dated)

Publication: Hydrographique Francais

Color: Hand Color

35 x 21.7 inches
88.9 x 55.1 cm

Striking sea chart of the western coast of Africa from Sierra Leone to Cape Lopez. Six coastal views and a huge decorative title cartouche fill the interior with rhumb lines in the ocean. Bellin, attached to the Depot de la Marine, became hydrographer to the King and a member of the Royal Society of London. He was commission to map all the known coasts of the world, resulting in the maps of this superb atlas that was published in 1756-1765.

References: Phillips (A) #587.

Condition: A+

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $210

Closed on 9/12/2002