French Colonies in Africa Senegambia Madagascar 1855 Lemercier decorative mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Colonies Francaises (en Afrique).
(Africa, French Colonies, Senegambia, Madagascar, Isle de Goree).
Issued c. 1855, Paris by Lemercier. Illustrated by Raimond Bonheur. Engraved Laguillermie.
Wonderful decorative mid 19th century engraved map with original outline hand color.
Lovely elaborate decorative vignette border all around the central map greatly enhances the visual appeal. This includes figures, numerous types of animals and birds, etc.
Well preserved, nice looking example with pleasing age patina.
Sheet Measures c. 13 3/4" H x 20 1/4" W.
Engraved Area Measures c. 11 1/2" H x 16 1/4" W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 2.