"Guinea", Dapper, Olivier
Subject: Africa - Western
Period: 1686 (circa)
Publication: Description de l'Afrique . . .
Color: Hand Color
14.6 x 10.5 inches
37.1 x 26.7 cm
Charming map covering the coast from Sierra Leone to Gabon based on the cartography of Blaeu. The land is filed with elephants, lions, leopards and monkeys and the sea is decorated with sailing ships, a compass roses and rhumb lines. The title cartouche is surrounded by mermaids and sirens and the distance scale in engraved onto an ivory tusk.
Professionally remargined at sides.