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.