Description: A beautiful 1855 first edition example of Colton's map of north western Africa. Covers the entirety of north western Africa from Tripoli as far west as Senegal and Gambia and as far south as Gabon.
Colton attempted to map the numerous caravan routes that crisscross the western Sahara, noting wells, oases, towns, mines, and some topographical features. The course of the Niger is shown somewhat correctly emptying into the Gulf of Guinea. Names numerous African tribes and nations throughout.
Surrounded by Colton's typical spiral motif border. Dated and copyrighted to J. Published from Colton's 172 William Street Office in New York City. 35 in volume 2 of the first edition of George Washington Colton's 1855 Atlas of the World. Size: Printed area measures 13.5 inches high by 16 inches wide.
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The item "1855 Colton Map of Western Africa" 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.