"Carte de l'Afrique Francoise ou du Senegal", Delisle, Guillaume
Subject: Africa - Western
Period: 1727 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
24 x 18.5 inches
61 x 47 cm
This impressive, large map covers present-day Senegal and Gambia. The map shows the extent of various tribes and provides extensive detail along the Senegal River. The region was an important center for African trade, especially the slave trade, and was the site of various battles between the European powers. This map represents the French interests in the region who broke the Portuguese monopoly in the late 16th century and established trading posts along the river. Decorated with large title and scale of miles cartouches. The map was originally drawn by Delisle and dated 1727 in the scale cartouche.
Original color. Some foxing in the lower portion of the image and along centerfold, mostly visible on verso.