"Paskaart van de Kuste van Gualate en Arguyn. Beginnende van C. Bajador tot C. Blanco. Seer Nau-keurigh op-gestelt",
Subject: Western Africa
Period: 1715 (circa)
Publication: The Le Nouveau et Grand Illuminant Flambeau de la Mer
Color: Hand Color
23 x 20 inches
58.4 x 50.8 cm
A large impressive sea chart covering the coast of present day Mauritania and the Western Sahara from Cape Blanco north. Beautifully costumed figures and a vignette depicting a hunting scene flank the large title cartouche. The map is further embellished with a small oared ship, compass roses, and a decorative scale of miles featuring a mermaid.
Sharp impression with good margins all around. Couple of tiny tears at edges, not affecting map. Brown paper hinge remnants on verso.