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Auction 99, Lot 494

"Carte des Entrees de la Riviere de Scherbro ou Cerbera", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Africa - Western

Period: 1760 (circa)


Color: Black & White

9.6 x 7 inches
24.4 x 17.8 cm

Finely engraved map of Sherbro Island at the entrance to the Sherbro River in present-day Sierra Leone. The coastal chart shows soundings and sand bars and is decorated with a delicately engraved title cartouche, part of a compass rose and rhumb lines.


Condition: B

Couple of insignificant spots, else very good. Binding trim close to neatline at lower left.

Estimate: $40 - $60

Sold for: $0

Closed on 6/12/2002