"Isles du Cap Verd Coste, et Pays des Negres aux Environs de Cap Verd...", Sanson, Nicolas
Subject: Western Africa, Cape Verde Islands
Period: 1656 (dated)
Publication: L'Afrique en plusieurs cartes...
Color: Black & White
11.2 x 7.8 inches
28.4 x 19.8 cm
This is an attractive map of the important Cape Verde Islands and the opposite African coast from Cap Blanc to Sierra Leone. There is a lot of detail along the African coastline, with numerous cities, capes, rivers, and more identified. A fancy decorative title cartouche adorns the bottom of the map. Engraved by Jean Lhuillier.
References: Pastoureau, SANSON I C #16.
There is minor scattered foxing and a small amount of printer's ink residue.