Paris: 1738 - 1775. Detailed copper engraved map of the west coast of Africa, from Sierra Leone and the Gulf of Guinee or St. Thomas, down to Angola. Many coastal cities and rivers named; the countries and regions named include: Coste de Grain, Coste d'Ivoire, Coste d'Or, Coste des Esclaves, Benin, Biafara, Maiumbo, Loango, Congo and Angola. 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, 10 x 8 1/8", with ample margins. Strong impression, very clean. Very good condition. Item #21526