Description: This is a 1686 Olfert Dapper map of West Africa. The map depicts the region from approximately Mali and Sierra Leone along the Gulf of Guinea to Nigeria and Cameroon and from Mali and Niger to the Gulf of Gunea. Highly detailed, numerous locations are labeled along the coast, while cities and towns dot the interior, usually along one of the rivers. The Niger River flows across the top of the map and several others flow into the Gulf of Guinea, one of which is labeled as the Cameroon River. The modern-day country names of Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Benin are present, along with the'Gold Coast,' then a British colony, which, following its independence has been known as Ghana.Several vignettes of African animals are included as well, including elephants, lions, a crocodile, and a pair of monkeys. At this point in history, the transatlantic slave trade was picking up steam, particularly with Portuguese traders. West Africa was at the center of the transatlantic slave trade at this point in history. This map was produced by Olfert Dapper and published by in the French edition of Description of Africa entitled Description de L'Afrique and published in 1686. Size: Printed area measures 10.5 inches high by 14.5 inches wide. Closed margin tears professionally repaired on verso. 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 "1686 Dapper Map of the Guinea Coast of West 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 Brooklyn, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.