"Guinea", Valck and Schenk
Subject: Western Africa
Period: 1717 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Minor sive Geographica Compendiosa...
Color: Hand Color
20.4 x 15 inches
51.8 x 38.1 cm
This is one of the most graphic and beautiful maps covering the coast from Sierra Leone to Gabon. The land is filed with animals and the sea is decorated with ships, sea monsters and compass roses. The large title cartouche features a native couple and four apes, one of which strongly resembles a human. To the left of the title, two child-like sea creatures carry a large elephant tusk, representing the flourishing ivory trade. Blank verso.
A crisp impression with full original color and some minor stains at far left near the grouping of ships.