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1719 Map of Western Africa by Chatelain

1719 Map of Western Africa by Chatelain

1719 Map of Western Africa by Chatelain
Dimensions: 16 x 20.2 inches (40.6 x 51.3 cm). Chatelain based this map of the northwestern Africa on De LIsles map of the same area. The map is a good strong impression on heavy paper.

Southern Spain, Sicily and parts of Greece are depicted at the far north of the map. African Kingdoms of the early eighteenth centrury are portrayed from Morocco in the northwest, to the eastern edge of Tripoly and southward and around the western edge of Africa to the Kingdom of Benin. Countless small kingdoms are noted throughout the area, as are major rivers, lakes and mountain ranges.

The Sahara Desert, with the Tropic of Cancer running through its center is depicted and the myriad indigenous peoples of the area are named. The lower left quadrant contains a description of Guinea, Nigeria, and the Barbary Coast. The map is remarkably accurate and this version was used for decades by cartographers and publishing houses. Condition : This hand colored map is in A condition.

A strong impression very lightly toned on heavy paper. The item "1719 Map of Western Africa by Chatelain" is in sale since Friday, July 07, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps". The seller is "hjb-antiquemaps" and is located in Chicago, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Condition: Used
  • Topic: Maps
  • Year: 1719
  • Region: Africa
  • Publication Year: 1719
  • Type: Political Map
  • Date Range: 1700-1799
  • Cartographer/Publisher: Henri Abraham Chatelain
  • Format: Atlas Map


1719 Map of Western Africa by Chatelain