Auction 169, Lot 740

"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: 1719 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique

Color: Hand Color

16.9 x 14.5 inches
42.9 x 36.8 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.


Condition: A

Excellent impression on a bright sheet with a Strasburg Lily watermark and light toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $170

Closed on 9/12/2018