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ANTIQUE MAP COAST CAPE VERD GOREE AFRICA CARTE ÉXACTE DE LA COTE BELLIN 1749
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Africa Côte du Cap Verd old map Gorée Islands Bellin 1749

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 Bird's-eye view of the slave trade isles Cape Emanuel and Gorée Senegal.

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Africa Côte du Cap Verd old map Gorée Islands Bellin 1749 

Title: Carte Éxacte de la Côte du Cap Verd
Description: Bird's-eye view of the slave trade isles Cape Emanuel and Gorée Senegal. Copper engraved map hand colored with a bird eye view of the islands. Mapmaker Nicolas Bellin.
Origin: Abbe Prevost d'Exiles. Histoire generale des voyages.

Cartographer/mapmaker
Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703 – 21 March 1772)
Bellin was born in Paris. He was hydrographer of France's hydrographic office, member of the Académie de Marine and of the Royal Society of London. Over a 50 year career, he produced a large number of maps of particular interest to the Ministère de la Marine.

Engraved by Jakob van der Schley aka Jakob van Schley a Dutch engraver. He studied under Bernard Picart.
Most of the plates in the Dutch edition of Prévost's "Histoire générale des voyages" are signed by van der Schley.

Publishers: Prévost, Abbé, 1697-1763 - Meusnier de Querlon, A.-G. 1702-1780 - Pierre de Hondt, The Hague between 1747 – 1780.

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Size:
Leaf app.: 16.5 x 22.5 cm. 6.5 x 9 inches.
Image app.: 14.5 x 20.5 cm. 5.5 x 8 inches.
Condition: Very good, folds as published.