Auction 124, Lot 705

"A General Map of the River Sanaga; from the Falls of Govina to the Ocean; taken by a French Engineer in 1718… [on sheet with] Map of ye Entrance of the Sanaga [and] Island of Sanaga or St. Louis.", Labat, J. B.

Subject: Africa - Central

Period: 1718 (dated)

Publication: A New General Collection of Voyages and Travels

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15 x 9.2 inches
38.1 x 23.4 cm

An unusual sheet with 3 maps detailing the course of the Senegal River and the island of Saint-Louis that is located within it. The large map on top is inset with a map of the Country about Fort St. Joseph in Galam. Based on a map by D'Anville and engraved by G. Child.

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Condition: B+

A few creases and miss-folds, and some minor spots.

Estimate: $80 - $110

Sold for: $60

Closed on 5/7/2008

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