Auction 111, Lot 696

"Suite de la Coste de Guinee Depuis la Riviere de Volta Jusqu'a Jakin ou sont Les Royaumes de Koto, de Popo, de Whidah ou Juida, et d'Ardra", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Africa - Western

Period: 1747 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10.6 x 8 inches
26.9 x 20.3 cm

Strongly engraved map that details the Guinea coast in west Africa. Locates several regions including the Kingdoms of Koto, Popo, Whidah (Juida), and the Kingdom of Ardra. Blank in the interior, but information along the coast is good including several villages and towns, mountains, rivers, and coastal features. Embellished with a compass rose and fleur-de-lys, rhumb lines and a large decorative rococo-style cartouche.

References:

Condition: A

Dark impression and very nice coloring. Paper laid in at binding edge.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $60

Closed on 6/8/2005

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