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Auction 174, Lot 761

"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, Forts

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique

Color: Black & White

17 x 14.5 inches
43.2 x 36.8 cm
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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

A fine dark impression on a sheet with a Strasbourg bend and lily watermark. There is a centerfold separation that just enters the neatline at bottom that has been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $75

Closed on 9/11/2019