Auction 142, Lot 691

"[Lot of 2] Carte de la Coste Occidentale d'Afrique Depuis le Cap Blanc Jusqu'a Tanit [and] Suite de la Coste de Guinee Depuis le Cap de Palme Jusqu'au Cap des Trois Pointes...", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Western Africa

Period: 1760 (circa)

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Color: Hand Color

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A. Carte de la Coste Occidentale d'Afrique Depuis le Cap Blanc Jusqu'a Tanit (6.0 x 9.0"). This map depicts the western coast of Africa along Mauritania, detailing the area around the Bay of Arguin. Sandbanks, islands, capes, and important towns surrounding the bay are labeled. Condition: Issued folding with very faint offsetting. A binding trim in bottom left margin has been repaired with old paper.

B. Suite de la Coste de Guinee Depuis le Cap de Palme Jusqu'au Cap des Trois Pointes... (11.2 x 8.0"). This map of the African coast extends from the Cap de Palme, along the Ivory Coast, and to the Cap des Trois Pointes in present-day Ghana. A large, decorative title cartouche adorns the map. Condition: A hint of toning along centerfold. A cut at the bottom center that extends .5" into the image has been closed with archival tape.

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Condition: B+

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Estimate: $120 - $150

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Closed on 11/28/2012

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