Auction 111, Lot 699

"[Lot of 3] Cours de la Riviere de Senegal… [and] Carte de l'Entree de la Riviere de Sanaga ou Senegal [and] Plan du Fort St. Joseph", Bellin/Van Schley

Subject: Senegal

Period: 1760 (circa)

Publication: Abrege Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Black & White

Size:
8.5 x 6 inches
21.6 x 15.2 cm

These three small maps show the French trading posts along the Senegal River. This region was an important center for African trade, especially the slave-trade, and was the site of various battles between the European powers. The French broke the Portuguese monopoly in the late 16th century and established a series of trading posts along the river. The first two are adorned with title cartouches and compass roses. The last map includes 3 maps showing Fort. St. Joseph.

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Condition: A

Bit of faint offsetting, else fine with crisp impressions.

Estimate: $90 - $120

Sold for: $65

Closed on 6/8/2005

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