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Auction 174, Lot 758

"Carte de la Coste Occidentale d'Afrique, Depuis le XIIe. Degre de Latitude Septentrionale ... Tiree de la Carte Francoise de l'Ocean Occidental...", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Western Africa

Period: 1739 (dated)

Publication: La Harpe's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

9.9 x 7.9 inches
25.1 x 20.1 cm
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Handsome map depicting Africa's west coast locating many harbors and capes. The map covers the Grain, Ivory, Gold, and Slave coasts and extends south to Angola. Embellished with a colorful compass rose and decorative title cartouche featuring leaf and scroll motifs.


Condition: A

A crisp impression on a bright sheet of watermarked paper, issued folding with a hint of offsetting, a vertical printer's crease at left, and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $80 - $95

Sold for: $60

Closed on 9/11/2019