"Carte de la Coste Orientale d'Afrique, Depuis le Cap de Bonne Esperance, Jusqu'au Cap del Gada...", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Subject: Southern Africa
Period: 1740 (dated)
Publication: La Harpe's Histoire Generale des Voyages
Color: Hand Color
9 x 9.8 inches
22.9 x 24.9 cm
This map shows the southeastern coastline of Africa from C. del Gada in Tanzania to the Cape of Good Hope, with the western coast of Madagascar included. Decorated with an ornamental title cartouche featuring scroll motifs and a compass rose. The map was commissioned by Jean-Frédéric Phélypeaux, Count of Maurepas.
Issued folding on watermarked paper with light toning and soiling that is mostly confined to the blank margins.