West Africa Coast South Africa Congo Table Bay 1746 Bellin lovely coastal mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Coste Occidentale D'Afrique.
(Africa, West Africa, Congo, South Africa, Table Bay).
Issued 1746, Paris for J.N. Bellin.
Attractive mid 18th century engraved map with appealing hand color. Decorative scrolled cartouche and compass rose, longitude given from the Isle de Fer (prior to Greenwich). St. Helena island seen top left edge, Hottentots named at lower right.
Remains a nice looking example with a fine age patina. Any age flaws minor and easy to overlook or forgive.
Original fold lines as issued.
Sheet Measures c. 10 1/2" H x 11 1/4" W.
Engraved Area Measures c. 9 3/4" H x 10 1/4" W.