"Carte de la Barbarie, Nigritie et de la Guinee avec les Pays Voisins, Dressee sur les Memoires les Plus Nouveaux & les Observations les Plus Exactes", Chatelain, Henry Abraham
Subject: Northwestern Africa
Period: 1710 (circa)
Color: Black & White
20.2 x 15.8 inches
51.3 x 40.1 cm
This great map of western Africa is based on Guillaume Delisle's map. It covers from the Barbary coast to below the equator. There is a mass of geographic detail and notations in the interior with information on the rivers and lakes. Numerous tent encampments are depicted throughout the Sahara Desert.
A dark impression on paper with a Strasburg Lily watermark, a light stain and two small abrasions around the centerfold at bottom, and a short centerfold separation that just enters the neatline at bottom. There are small pieces of cello tape in the bottom corners of the sheet on recto, well away from the image.