Carte Generale De La Coste De Guinee ...
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A large and detailed chart of the West Coast of Africa from Sierra Leone to Isle St.Thome Cape Lopez produced by the Depot de la Marine under the direction of Jacques Nicholas Bellin at this time, the most prolific and important of the French chart makers of the eighteenth century. Coastal profiles appear either side of the large and central title cartouche. Coastal towns are named and numerous sounding depths depicted. The waters of the Atlantic are traversed by rhumb lines and meridians to include those of London and Paris, amongst others. Printed on good quality chart paper with slight staining to lower centrefold not affecting printed area, otherwise a very acceptable example of this impressive working chart.
region: Maps of Western Africa
mapmaker: Depot De La Marine
place and date of publication: Paris 1750
medium and colour: copperplate, Uncolouredref: 28062
size in mm: 545 by 890mm (21.5 by 35 inches).
Price: £ 480£ 288
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