"Carte de la Coste Occidentale d'Afrique…", Bellin/Van Schley
Subject: Africa - Western
Period: 1738 (dated)
Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages
Color: Hand Color
9.5 x 7.5 inches
24.1 x 19.1 cm
Dutch edition, engraved by J. van Schley, of Bellin's map of the western coast of Africa. The map extends from Sierra Leone to Benguela, and provides a wealth of information along the coastline. It identifies the Grain, Ivory, Gold and Slave Coasts. The large title cartouche features an ocean scene including Neptune.
Couple of worm holes in blank margins, not affecting map.