"La Guinee et Pays Circomvoisins; Tires de Mercator, de Blommart &c.", Sanson, Nicolas
Subject: Western Africa
Period: 1683 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
12 x 6.5 inches
30.5 x 16.5 cm
Attractive copper engraved map of the Guinea coast including Guinea, Benin, and Congo. Nicely detailed and decorated with a title cartouche that credits the information as being from Gerard Mercator and Samuel Blomaart, an African trader and a West Indies Company director.
Paper added in side margins to better accommodate framing, with slight loss of neatline in top left corner.