Robiquet, Aime

Coast of West Africa

Carte de la Côte d'Afrique comprise entre le Iles de Los et St. Paul de Loando, Golfe de Guinee par M.M. Vidal, Boteler, Arlett, Bedford &.a.

DESCRIPTION: Large antique steel plate engraved nautical chart of the West coast of Africa from Cape Verga south and west to Cape Ledo. Includes the small offshore islands of Fernando Po, São Tomé , and Principe or "Isle du Prince". Streches of coastline are named after the primary resource exported from the area and include the Gold Coast or "Côte d'Or"; the Ivory Coast or "Côte d'Ivoire"; and the "Côte de Calebar".

At bottom right seven detailed inset harbor plans include: Edina et Grand Bassa, Monrovia et Cape Mesurado, Plan de la Entrée de Sierra Leone, Baie de l'Ouest, Entrée de Vieux Calebar, Cap des Palmes, and Plan du Bassin Exterieur du Gabon. Contains numerous soundings and arrows indicating the primary direction of the current. Relative current strength is indicated by the number of feathers drawn on each arrow.

This antique chart was separately published by French hydrographer and publisher Aime Robiquet. Robiquet is best known as publisher of the "Atlas Hydrographique", a nautical atlas comprised of 75 large charts published from Paris between 1856 and 1861. This chart carries the imprint of Robiquet's oval-shaped blindstamp at the bottom right margin. Number 36.

CREATOR: Robiquet, Aime



BODY OF WATER: Gulf of Guinea

CONDITION: Very good.  Clean and bright with minor age toning. A nice specimen that does not show its age. No condition issues.



SIZE: 39 " x 26 "


PRICE: $400


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