West Africa Guinea coast c.1750 Bellin decorative charming hand color mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Partie de la Coste de Guinee Depuis le Cap de Monte Jusqu'au Cap des Basses.
Carte de la Rive. de Sestre ou Sestos.
(West Africa coast- Guinea).
Issued c.1750, Paris, by Bellin.
Very attractive mid-18th century engraved map. With lovely hand color which greatly enhances the visual appeal. A superior example. Simple scroll and vegetation cartouche lower right, inset of River Sestre with men in canoe top center. Partial compass rose lower left edge.
Paper and image remains clean and well preserved with a fine patina and visual appeal.
Original fold lines as issued.
Sheet measures c. 9 7/8"H x 14 1/4"W.
Printed area measures c. 6"H x 8 1/4"W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , vol. 3, p.38.