"Carte de la Coste Orientale d'Afrique Depuis le Cap de Bonne Esperance Jusqu'au Cap del Gada Tiree de la Carte Francoise de l'Ocean Oriental...", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Subject: Southern Africa
Period: 1740 (circa)
Publication: Abrege de l'Histoire Generale des Voyages
Color: Hand Color
8.9 x 9.7 inches
22.6 x 24.6 cm
This map shows the southeastern coastline of Africa from C. del Gada in Tanzania to the Cape of Good Hope, with the western coast of Madagascar included. Decorated with an ornamental title cartouche featuring scroll motifs and a compass rose. The map was commissioned by Jean-Frédéric Phélypeaux, Count of Maurepas.
A crisp impression, issued folding on a bright sheet with a bunch of grapes watermark and a binding trim at top left, well away from the image.