"Vue et Description des Forts que les Hollandois, Anglois et Danois ont sur la Cote de Guinee pour l'Intelligence du Commerce que ces Nations Font en ce Pais-la", Chatelain, Henry Abraham
Subject: Western Africa
Period: 1720 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Historique...
Color: Hand Color
17 x 14.6 inches
43.2 x 37.1 cm
This is a unique sheet with twelve views of forts on the west coast of Africa. The forts were built during the period of European colonization and the slave trade, including those of the Dutch, English and Danish. Views surround a central panel of French text, which contains descriptions of each of the forts.
Superb impression and color, issued folding on paper with a Strasbourg bend and lily watermark, and just a touch of soiling along the edges of the sheet.