Auction 91, Lot 341

"Carte Particuliere de la Cote Occidentale de l'Afrique Depuis le Cap Blanc jusqu'au Cap de Verga, et du Cours des Rivieres de Senega et de Gambie en ce qui est connu, Dressee pour la Compagnie des Indes",

Subject: Western Africa

Period: 1751 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
27.2 x 39.5 inches
69.1 x 100.3 cm

Two sheets, unjoined, make of this large chart of the west coast of Africa. It covers a rather small, but important stretch, of the west coast and was compiled for the French East India Company. The coastline is well mapped, including soundings, anchorages and shipping hazards. The interior is completely blank except along the Senegal and Gambia rivers, which are shown in great detail. Finely engraved on thick paper with minor soil, mostly in margins, overall very good.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $190

Closed on 6/14/2000

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