Carte Generale De La Coste De Guinee
DESCRIPTION: Large working antique nautical chart of African coast focusing on the Gulf of Guinea and Gulf of Benin. Six profile views of the coast of West Africa, just north of the equator. This chart was intended for service aboard French vessels as noted in the cartouche "Pour servir aux vaisseaux du Roy".
Large central cartouche framed by strapwork and floral flourishes. This nautical chart was published less than 40 years after the death of Louis XIV, the "sun king" by the Depot des Cartes et Plans de la Marine.
TITLE: Carte Generale De La Coste De Guinee
Depuis la Riviere de Sierra Leona jusqu'au Cap de Lopes Gonsalvo
BODY OF WATER: Atlantic Ocean
CONDITION: Very good.
Thick, supple paper. Good impression with strong platemark. Minimum 1" margins or more. Very slight browning commensurate with the 260 year age of this chart.
COLORING: Thin outline coloring of the coast.
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