1771 Set of Two Bonne Maps of West Africa

1771 Set of Two Bonne Maps of West Africa

1771 Set of Two Bonne Maps of West Africa
1771 Set of Two Bonne Maps of West Africa. WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS – NOT REPRODUCTIONS. Title: Carte de la Guinee contenant les Isles du Cap Verd, le Senegal, la Cote de Guinee proprement dite, les Royaumes de Loango, Congo, Angola, et Benguela avec les Pays voisins autant qu’ils sont connus. Description: A set of Rigobert Bonne’s beautiful 1771 maps of West Africa printed on two sheets. The maps depict the region from the Cape Verde Islands eastward along the coast of Africa, past the Bight of Benin (Biafara) to Angola, which includes the modern-day countries of Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo, and Angola. As with most early maps of Africa, coastal detail on both sheets is astounding, while the mapping of the interior is speculative at best, or more often simply left blank. On the second sheet, evidence of significant Belgian mapping activities throughout the Congo is included, as are the names of numerous African Kingdoms including Anzico, Mujaco, Bembe, Lubolo, Pemba, Dembi, Calbongo, Bake-Bake, Benin. An attempt is made to map the Niger River as it flows through the’Desert de Seth’ or Saghara, but, as is the case with the rest of the cartography of the African interior, the river’s course is based almost certainly on speculation. These two maps were drawn by Rigobert Bonne and published in the 1771 editon of Jean Lattre’s Atlas Moderne. Size: Printed area measures 17 / 17.5 inches high by 13 inches wide. Set of two maps printed on two separate sheets. Light wear and toning along original centerfolds. 1 – 10 days. If your address is a P. Duty varies by country and we cannot predict the amount you will be charged. Some countries are duty free, others are not. Other Services Conservation Framing: Geographicus recommends basic conservation framing services for any antique paper. We do not offer this service. Antique Map Restoration: Geographicus can repair and restore your antique map. Services include deacidification cleaning flattening and backing. The item “1771 Set of Two Bonne Maps of West Africa” is in sale since Thursday, August 22, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps”. The seller is “geographicusmaps” and is located in 11221. This item can be shipped worldwide.
1771 Set of Two Bonne Maps of West Africa