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Auction 174, Lot 763

"A Map of the Gold Coast, from Issini, to Alampi", Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'

Subject: Ghana

Period: 1729 (dated)

Publication: A New General Collection of Voyages and Travels...

Color: Hand Color

13.5 x 7.4 inches
34.3 x 18.8 cm
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This detailed map of the coastline of present-day Ghana outlines numerous regions and kingdoms. A note in the northern reaches of the map states that "beyond this the country is unknown to Europeans." Adorned by a decorative rococo title cartouche. Engraved by G. Child and published in A New General Collection of Voyages and Travels...Comprehending Every Thing Remarkable in its Kind, in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America circa 1747. The work is believed to have been edited by Bradock Mead (John Green), although the collection is more commonly attributed to the publisher, Thomas Astley.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.ASTL-1a #34.

Condition: A

Issued folding with minor toning and creasing.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $170

Closed on 9/11/2019