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Auction 196, Lot 685

"[Lot of 18 - Maps and Views of Western Africa]", Churchill, John

Subject: Western Africa

Period: 1732 (circa)

Publication: A Collection of Voyages and Travels...Volume V

Color: Black & White

14.8 x 9.8 inches
37.6 x 24.9 cm
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This lovely set of maps, views and engravings was issued in the fifth volume of John & Awnsham Churchill's A Collection of Voyages and Travels. The fifth volume was written by John Barbot, Agent-General of the Royal Company in Africa, with secondary title A Description of the Coasts of North and South Guinea; and of Ethiopia Inferior, Vulgarly Angola: Being a New and Accurate Account of the Western Maritime Countries of Africa. The plates are all double-page and measure around 14 x 10", with the exception of the last two plates which are single-page. The list includes:

A New Correct Mapp of Calbar River...
The Prospect of the Negroes Town of Rufisco.
A Map of the Island Cayenne [on sheet with other maps/views]
[Two maps on sheet with illustrations of local fish]
The Prospect of St. George's Castle at Mana
[Untitled map of the Angolan coast]
[A series of approach views to the Canary Islands]
[Map of West African coastline with two insets]
[Map of the Guinean coastline]
The Prospect of the Island of Goeree [with two insets]
[Two views of canoes - fishing and holding slaves]
A View of Cabo Corso Castle
The Prospect of Fort Nassaw at Mouree...
The Prospect of the English Castle at Anamabou
The Prospect of the Bay and Town Sto. Antonio
[11 insets showing various forts and castles]
The Prospect of the Habitation of the French Senegal Company [on sheet with] The Island St. Lewis (6.5 x 9.5").
A Map of Cacheo River... [on sheet with] A Prospect of the Portuguese Town of Cacheo... (5.5 x 8.4")

References: Sabin #13015.

Condition: A

Crisp impressions on clean bright sheets with an occasional spot of foxing or faint dampstain confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $220

Closed on 2/7/2024