Paris: 1738 - 1775. Detailed hand colored copper engraved map of the west coast of Africa, from Gibraltar and Tanger, down to the Canary Islands and Cape Verde Islands, and Gambia. Many coastal cities and rivers named. From Prevost's "L'Histoire Generale des Voyages".
Bellin (1703 - 1772), one of the most noted French mapmakers of the 18th century, was named the hydrographer (chief cartographer) to the French Navy, and later, the Official Hydrographer to the French King.
With compass rose. Folding, 8 1/4 x 10", with ample margins. Strong impression, very clean. Very good condition. Item #21525