Carte de l'Afrique Françoise ou du Senegal [Map of French West Africa, or Senegal]. Large antique 18th century atlas map, printed on thick, good quality paper with original outline hand colour/color and decorative title & scale cartouches, 1727. Title of the map:'Carte de l'Afrique Françoise ou du Senegal [Map of French West Africa, or Senegal]. 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 and its hinterland between Ras Nouadhibou (marked with its French name of Cap Blanc) which is today on the border between Mauritania and Western Sahara, and Conakry, the capital of present day Guinea, to the south of Cape Verga. It includes the coastline of the present day countries of Mauritania, Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau and part of Guinea.
The courses of the Senegal and Gambia rivers are charted, although in common with many cartographers of the time, de l'Isle confuses the Niger and Senegal rivers; the Senegal river is named as "Riviere du Senegal ou Niger". Timbuktu and the Niger river itself (named on the map as the "Guien Riviere") are marked on the extreme right hand side of the map.Further to the south, the fictitious "Lac de Sapert" is shown as the source of the Gambia River. The Cap-Vert (the site of the city of Dakar) is shown; Île de Gorée is marked, as is the Fort & Île St-Louis further to the north. The map is indicated to have been published posthumously by de l'Isle's widow.
DATE PRINTED: 1727 (This date is printed on the map). IMAGE SIZE: Approx 52.0 x 65.0cm, 20.5 x 25.5 inches (Large); Please note that this is a folding map. ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER: Guillaume de l'Isle. 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 map, printed on thick, good quality paper with original outline hand colour/color and decorative title & scale cartouches.
VERSO: There is nothing printed on the reverse side, which is plain. CONDITION: Very Good; suitable for framing. 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 "L'Afrique Françoise ou du Senegal'. DE LISLE 1727 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.