A Correct Chart of the West Coast of Africa, Engraved for Malham's Naval Gazette. (Africa, West Africa, Canary Islands, Morocco, Guinea). Issued 1796, Boston, by Spotswood and Nancrede. Uncommon late 18th century American produced map.
The earliest (first) map published in America which focuses on the west coast of Africa. Nice nautical feel is imparted by the compass rose with radiating rhumb lines. Along the coast Grain, Tooth, Gold & Slaves are named, below Barbary is found a "country of dates". Extends south to the equator.Nice looking example, some moderate but visually inoffensive scattered age spotting, right side and lower left blank margins trimmed narrow as issued, pleasing age patina, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive. Original fold lines as issued. 10 7/8 "H x 8 1/8"W. 9 1/8"H x 7 1/4"W. 40 (noting Callender worked with Paul Revere).
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The item "West African Coast 1796 Callender American made rare map 1st to focus W&B #853" is in sale since Tuesday, July 23, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps". The seller is "oldmapsoldbooks" and is located in Dover, New Hampshire.This item can be shipped worldwide.