Auction 126, Lot 772

"[Lot of 4] Carte des Royaumes de Congo, Angola, et Benguela [and] Carte de la Coste d'Angola… [and] Carte de l'Embouchure de la Riviere de Congo ou de Zayre [and] Cours de la Riviere de Senegal", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Western Africa

Period: 1760 (circa)

Publication: Abrege Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Black & White

See Description

Nice maps of the region of present day Gabon, Congo and Senegal, Mauritania. First (12.2 x 9.2") is embellished with a rococo-style title cartouche with distance scale below. Second (10. 2 x 8") and third (6.2 x 8.1") are less decorative, but show good detail of the coastline and mouth of the Congo River. The last (8.8 x 5.6") follows the Senegal River and features a beautiful rococo-style title cartouche with large shell at top.


Condition: A

The first three are folding as issued. Each is very good or fine.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $90

Closed on 12/3/2008