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Auction 183, Lot 518

"Carte de l'Afrique Francoise ou du Senegal Dressee sur un Grand Nombre de Cartes Manuscrites et d'Itineraires Rectifies par Diverses Observations...", Delisle, Guillaume

Subject: Senegal & Gambia

Period: 1727 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

24.1 x 18.5 inches
61.2 x 47 cm
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This impressive, large map covers present-day Senegal and Gambia. The map is colored to show the extents of various tribes and provides extensive detail along the Senegal River. The region was an important center for African trade, especially the slave trade, and was the site of various battles between the European powers. This map represents the French interests in the region who broke the Portuguese monopoly in the late 16th century and established trading posts along the river. Decorated with large, uncolored, title and scale of miles cartouches.


Condition: A

A sharp impression with contemporary outline color on a bright sheet with a Society of Jesus watermark, a small paper flaw at bottom right, and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $170

Closed on 6/9/2021