"[Lot of 2] Carte de la Coste Occidentale d'Afrique… [and] Carte de la Coste Orientale d'Afrique…", Bellin/Van Schley
Subject: Africa - Southern
Period: 1750 (circa)
Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages
Color: Hand Color
Nice pair of matched maps from a Dutch edition, engraved by J. van Schley. The first (10.2 x 9.5") covers the southwestern coast of Africa extending from Benguela to the Cape of Good Hope, presenting coastal detail only. The second (9.7 x9.5") covers the southeastern coast from the Cape of Good Hope through Cabo Delgado. Part of the coast of Madagascar is shown. The maps are beautifully decorated with elaborate title cartouches, simple key cartouches and compass roses. Dutch titles in bottom margins.
#1 - Small worm track in blank margin, well away from map (A). #2 - Binding trim replaced in lower right margin, with repaired 1" binding tear (B).