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Auction 118, Lot 880

"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.


Condition: A

Couple of worm holes in blank margins, not affecting map.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $50

Closed on 3/6/2007