"Nieuwe Paskaert, van de Kust van Genehoa als Mede een Gedeelte van Gambia, Beginnende an C. Blanco tot C. Verde...", Keulen, Johannes van
Subject: Western Africa
Period: 1681 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
23 x 19.9 inches
58.4 x 50.5 cm
This attractive sea chart covers the western coast of Africa from Cape Blanco (Ras Nouadhibou) to Cape Verde (Dakar) and beyond. The chart depicts the interior course of both the Gambia and Casamance rivers and identifies banks, shoals, and soundings. North is oriented to the left. Decorated by a sailing ship, two compass roses, and a large cartouche featuring trade between a European merchant and a native.
A nice impression with two small edge tears in the top corners that have been archivally repaired on verso along with a few faint stains in the image.