"Royaume de Congo, &c.", Sanson, Nicolas
Period: 1656 (dated)
Publication: L'Afrique en plusieurs cartes...
Color: Black & White
11 x 8.1 inches
27.9 x 20.6 cm
This detailed map spans Gabon, the Congo, and Angola from Cape Lopez and Sao Tomé to approximately the border with present-day Namibia. The map is fully engraved with mountains, rivers, forests, and trails and decorated with a strapwork title cartouche. There are many place names along the coastline. Engraved by Jean Lhuillier.
References: Pastoureau, SANSON I C #13.
A dark impression remargined on all sides with heavy old paper. There is light soiling, and the old paper used for remargining is separating at left.