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Auction 164, Lot 711

"Suite de la Coste de Guinee Depuis le Cap Apollonia Jusqu'a la Riviere de Volta ou la Coste d'Or Dressee sur les Journaux des Navigateurs", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Western Africa

Period: 1747 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

17 x 8.8 inches
43.2 x 22.4 cm

This map shows the Gold Coast and part of the Ivory Coast along the Gulf of Guinea, stretching from approximately Abidjan, Ivory Coast to the Volta River in Ghana. A number of locations are identified along the coast as well as further inland, with several locations noted as being rich in gold. Decorated with two rococo cartouches, with an alternate Dutch title below the map. Engraved by Jan Van Schley.


Condition: A

A crisp engraving on a clean, bright sheet with an "I M H" watermark. Issued folding.

Estimate: $140 - $170


Closed on 9/13/2017