"Carte de la Barbarie le la Nigritie et de la Guinee", Delisle, Guillaume
Subject: Northwestern Africa
Period: 1700 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22.5 x 19.3 inches
57.2 x 49 cm
Deftly engraved 18th century map of western Africa from Barbary, Nigeria, and Guinea to below the equator. There is a mass of geographic detail and notations in the interior with information on the rivers and lakes. Numerous tent encampments are depicted throughout the Sahara Desert. A note at the eastern end of the Niger River explains that some believe that the Niger is an "arm of the Nile."
References: Norwich #317.
Full contemporary color with a hint of toning along the centerfold at bottom, some printer's ink residue at left, and marginal soiling.