Auction 99, Lot 493

"Carte Du Cours des Rivieres de Faleme et Sanaga Dans le Pays de Bambuc et Tamba Awra", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Africa - Western

Period: 1746 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
11.2 x 11.2 inches
28.4 x 28.4 cm

An interesting map of the important Bambuk gold mining region lying between the Senegal and Faleme Rivers with various kingdoms including the Royaume de Bambuc. Trade routes, villages and gold mines are all well delineated. The map is embellished with a title cartouche and a compass rose.

References:

Condition: B

Slight toning of folds with archival tape repairs of a couple of short splits.

Estimate: $75 - $100

Sold for: $40

Closed on 6/12/2002

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