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Nautical Sea Chart of West Africa by Jacques Nicolas Bellin, 1750

Nautical Sea Chart of West Africa by Jacques Nicolas Bellin, 1750

Nautical Sea Chart of West Africa by Jacques Nicolas Bellin, 1750

Carte Generale de la Coste de Guinee Depuis la Riviere de Sierra Leona jusqu'au Cap de Lopes Gonsalvo. Dimensions: 21.5 x 35 inches (54.6 x 89 cm). This is an authentic antique map of the western coast of Africa by Jacques Bellin. The map was published in Hydrographique Francais out of Paris, 1750.

This impressive sea chart shows the western coast of Africa from Sierra Leone to Cape Lopez. The Atlantic is crossed by rhumb lines and several Meridians of which include Paris and London. Flanking the decorative title cartouche are six coastal land profiles that fill the interior of Africa.

Coastal towns, ports, and islands are named whiles depth soundings, anchorages, and navigational hazards are noted throughout. Jacques Bellin was one of the most prolific and important French cartographers of the 18th century.

Attached to the Depot de la Marine, Bellin became hydrographer to the King and a member of the Royal Society of London. He was commissioned to map all the known coasts of the world, resulting in the maps of this superb atlas. Condition: Map is in B condition, printed on thick paper with fold separations confined to the margin, reinforced on the verso, and old coloring.

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Nautical Sea Chart of West Africa by Jacques Nicolas Bellin, 1750