"Carte de la Barbarie de la Nigritie et de la Guinee", Delisle, Guillaume
Subject: Northwestern Africa
Period: 1750 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22.7 x 19.3 inches
57.7 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.
A sharp impression with contemporary outline color. There are short centerfold separations at top and bottom as well as a few short tears along the edges of the sheet that have been closed on verso with non-archival tape, causing some tape stains on recto.