Auction 150, Lot 686

"[Lot of 7 - Coastline of Guinea Region]", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Guinea

Period: 1747 (published)

Publication: Histoire Generale des Voyages…

Color: Black & White

See Description

This fascinating lot includes six maps and a title page and covers the Guinea region of Africa. These maps trace the western African coastline from just north of the Sierra Leone River through the coasts of present-day Liberia, Ivory Coast, and Ghana, down to the Gulf of Guinea. All six maps feature excellent detail along the coastlines, with a number of place names on each, as well as soundings, anchorages, compass roses, and elaborate decorative title cartouches. A. Partie de la Coste de Guinee Depuis la Riviere de Sierra Leona Jusquau Cap das Palmas..., (13.1 x 9.1").
B. Carte de l'Entree de la Riviere de Sierra Leona quon Appelle Aussi Mitomba ou Tagrim, (5.9 x 8.4").
C. Suite de la Coste de Guinee Depuis le Cap de Palme Jusqu'au Cap des Trois Pointes..., (11.3 x 8.1").
D. Suite de la Coste de Guinee Depuis le Cap Apollonia Jusqu'a la Riviere de Volta ou la Coste d'Or..., (17.4 x 8.9").
E. Suite de la Coste de Guinee Depuis la Riviere de Volta Jusqu'a Jakin ou sont les Royaumes de Koto, de Popo, de Whidah ou Juida, et d'Ardra, (10.8 x 8.1").
F. Carte du Golfe de Guinee et les Costes Comprises Entre le Cap Formosa et le Cap de Lopes Consalvo..., (11.1 x 10.3").
G. Histoire Generale des Voyages ou Nouvelle Collection... [Title Page], (7.4 x 10.0").


Condition: B+

Three of the six maps are on watermarked paper. Most of the maps have light offsetting, minor scattered foxing, and marginal toning. The title page has a perforated library stamp punched into the sheet.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $85

Closed on 9/17/2014