Western Africa colonial possessions 1860 Weller Blackie large detailed mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Africa, West Africa, Sahara Desert, Ivory Coast, Gold Coast, Guinea, Senegal, Dahomey).
Issued 1860, Glasgow by Blackie & Son. Engraved by Edwn. Weller.
Fine oversize mid 19th century engraved map with original outline hand color.
Very interesting map of the mid-19th century with a level of political boundary detail unique to the era. Mountains of Kong prominently shown and named, the underlined red corresponds to British Settlements, blue underlines are in blue.
From an uncommon atlas of the era, a monumental folio production that was quite expensive in its day.
Well preserved, clean, nice looking example with pleasing age patina.
Original center fold as issued.
Sheet Measures c. 21 1/2" x 14 5/8".
Engraved Area Measures c. 19 1/2" x 13 1/2" .
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 1, 143.