"Carte du Cours des Rivieres de Faleme et Sanaga dans les Pays de Bambuc et Tamba Awra Leve sur les Lieux par Mr. Compagnen", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Subject: Western Mali
Period: 1746 (circa)
Color: Black & White
11.3 x 11.3 inches
28.7 x 28.7 cm
This handsome map covers the important Bambouk gold mining region lying between the Senegal and Faleme rivers in present-day Mali. The map is filled with detail of numerous long vanished kingdoms, along with major routes leading to the gold mines of Tamba Awra. The map is embellished with a rococo title cartouche and a compass rose capped with fleur-de-lis.
Issued folding on a bright sheet with a bunch of grapes watermark, light toning along the folds and edges of the sheet, and tape repairs of a couple of short fold separations.