Portudaddi Mauritania Africa coast naval battle c.1746 Bellin hand color old mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian
Plan de Portendic Appelle aussi Portudaddi ou Penia.
(Africa coast- Mauritania)
Issued 1746, Paris, by JN Bellin.
Beautiful mid-18th century antique map, engraved with lovely hand color. The outstanding hand color, scroll title cartouche and compass rose creates a most pleasing overall visual quality.
Various ships are shown and labelled by nationality to indicate their positions in a naval battle.
Light uniform paper age toning, remaining clean - a near-superior visual example.
Sheet measures c. 10" x 7 1/2".
Printed area measures c. 8 1/8" x 5 3/4".
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, 1. p. 116.