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Bellin 18th Century Map of the West Coast of Africa, Guinea & Sierra Leone

$575

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Jacques Bellin's copper-plate map entitled "Partie de la Coste de Guinee Dupuis la Riviere de Sierra Leona Jusquau Cap das Palmas", depicting the coast of Guinea and Sierra Leone in West Africa, published in Paris in Antoine-Francois Prevost's "Histoire Générale des Voyages, ou nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyages par mer et par terre, qui ont été publiées jusqu'à present dans les différentes langues de toutes les nations connues". Prevost's "L'Histoire Generale des Voyages" was an expansive work that mapped China, the East Indies, Asia, the Americas, early voyages to Australia, New Guinea, the Palau Islands, Africa, and voyages in the Pacific including those of Magellan, Schouten, and Le Maire, Drake, Sarmiento, Cavendish, Spilbergen, Narborough, Rogers, Cowley, Frazier, and Anson. The work included accounts of the Dutch and French voyages to the East Indies, voyages to China, and the British East India Company's voyages to India and Ceylon. The publication was published before the three voyages of discovery by Captain James Cook later in the 18th century. The map is printed on laid, chain-linked, watermarked paper. There are wide margins all around and a central vertical fold, as issued. There is mild spotting in the upper margin and to a lesser extent in the right margin, but the map is otherwise in excellent condition. Two other Bellin maps are available on 1stDibs, including an unframed map of the island of St. Christophe, now known as St. Kitts, "Carte De De l'Isle St. Christophe", Reference #: LU117328585712 and a map of St. Lucie framed in lucite, Reference: LU117324370471. These maps would make a striking display grouping. A discount is available for the purchase of two or more maps. The map was prepared by Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703–1772), who was one of the most important cartographers of the 18th century. He served for a number of years as map and chart maker, as well hydrographer to the King of France.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 10 in. (25.4 cm)Width: 14.25 in. (36.2 cm)Depth: 0.07 in. (1.78 mm)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Paper,Engraved
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1746
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Alamo, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: # 46171stDibs: LU5206224835842

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