Carte particulière de la Côte occidentale de l'Afrique depuis Cap Blanc jusqu'au Cap de Verga et du cours des rivières de Sénéga et de Gambie [Map of the West Coast of Africa from Cape Blanc to Cape Verga and the course of the Senegal & Gambia rivers]. Large antique 18th century atlas wall map, printed on thick, good quality paper, 1751. Title of the map:'Carte particulière de la Côte occidentale de l'Afrique depuis Cap Blanc jusqu'au Cap de Verga et du cours des rivières de Sénéga et de Gambie [Map of the West Coast of Africa from Cape Blanc to Cape Verga and the course of the Senegal & Gambia rivers]. The image below shows an enlarged cross section from the centre of the map to show the level of printed detail.
This map is folding hence the centrefold line may show on the image below. This large eighteenth century map shows the coast of West Africa between Ras Nouadhibou (marked with its French name of Cap Blanc) which is today on the border between Mauritania and Western Sahara, and Cape Verga, near Boffa in present day Guinea. It includes the coastline of the present day countries of Mauritania, Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau and part of Guinea.The course of the Senegal and Gambia rivers are charted in detail. The Cap-Vert is shown, with "Dacar" (Dakar) and the Île de Gorée both marked, as is the Île St-Louis to the north. Banjul is marked as Pte. This date is printed on the map. IMAGE SIZE: Approx 105.0 x 72.0cm, 41.25 x 28.25 inches (Large); Please note that this is a folding map. ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER: Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville. PROVENANCE: The map was extracted from a "Composite atlas" of early 18th century maps, the latest of which was dated c1754. TYPE: Large antique 18th century atlas wall map, printed on thick, good quality paper. VERSO: There is nothing printed on the reverse side, which is plain.
CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. The map has been printed on two unjoined sheets. The map is presented as it will look when joined. The upper sheet has a vertical crease to the right of the centre line and a blemish at the top of the map to the left of the centrefold. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated.AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic print, published at the date stated above. I do not offer reproductions. It is not a modern copy. The term'original' when applied to a print means that it was printed at the first or original date of publication; it does not imply that the item is unique.
Print' means any image created by applying an inked block to paper or card under pressure by any method including wood engraving, steel engraving, copperplate, wood cut and lithography. REMARKS: FRANCE: Gravures et Cartes anciennes. DEUTSCHLAND: Alte Lankarten und Stadt ansichten.
ITALIA: Stampe e Mappe antiche. ESPAÑA: Mapas antiquos y impresiones antiguas. The item "Côte occidentale de l'Afrique. DANVILLE 1751 map" is in sale since Sunday, March 19, 2017.This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "richben1066" and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.