An original, antique, copper-engraved map of part of the coast of west Africa. The main map is centred on the coastline of Sierra Leone with an inset map (top right) of the Bay of Sierra Leone. It was engraved by the very well-known engraver J.
Kip and was published in Volume V of Churchill's Voyages and Travels , specifically in John Barbot's'A Description of the Coasts of North and South Guinea; and of Ethiopia Inferior, vulgarly Angola; Being a New and Accurate Account of the Western Maritime Countries of Africa... , published by Lintot and Osborn in London in 1746 (3rd ed). John (Jean) Barbot was a French explorer and trader employed by the Company of Senegal or Royal Company of Africa, who made two voyages to West Africa in 1678 and 1681. Following the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685 the protestant Barbot fled to England where he died in Southampton in 1712. The map measures approximately 335mm x 240mm with margins beyond, and is blank verso.Condition report: Excellent condition, light toning as is common, fold creases as published, one or two small faint marginal spots and a pin-prick hole just inside the plate-mark on the right of the sheet but not affecting the printed area. The item "Original antique map, WEST AFRICA, SIERRA LEONE, LIBERIA, GUINEA, J. Kip, 1744" is in sale since Thursday, March 5, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps". The seller is "mapsetcetera1" and is located in Ilkley. This item can be shipped worldwide.