1778 Bonne Map of West Africa (Guinea, the Bight of Benin, Congo). WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS - NOT REPRODUCTIONS. Description: A beautiful example of Rigobert Bonne's c.1778 decorative map of West Africa. Covers from the Gold Coast (modern day Ghana), south around the Bight of Benin (Biafara) to Gabon, Congo and Angola. Includes the modern day countries of Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo and Angola. As with most maps of Africa, this map shows excellent detail along the coast and only speculation in the interior. Gives evidence of significant Belgian mapping activities throughout the Congo and names numerous African Kingdoms including Anzico, Mujaco, Bembe, Lubolo, Pemba, Dembi, Calbongo, Bake-Bake, Benin and others.
Attempts to map the Niger River as to flows into the'Desert de Seth' or Saghara, but most of this cartography is speculative at best. Bonne for issue as plate no. B 30 in Jean Lattre's Atlas Moderne.Size: Printed area measures 17.5 inches high by 12.5 inches wide. Some toning and wear along original centerfold. If your address is a P. Duty varies by country and we cannot predict the amount you will be charged. Some countries are duty free, others are not.
Other Services Conservation Framing: Geographicus recommends basic conservation framing services for any antique paper. We do not offer this service. Antique Map Restoration: Geographicus can repair and restore your antique map. Services include deacidification cleaning flattening and backing.The item "1778 Bonne Map of West Africa (Guinea, the Bight of Benin, Congo)" is in sale since Thursday, August 22, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps". The seller is "geographicusmaps" and is located in 11221. This item can be shipped worldwide.