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Auction 195, Lot 770


"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
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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.


Condition: B+

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.

Estimate: $60 - $75

Sold for: $3

Closed on 11/15/2023