Carte du Cours des Rivieres de Faleme Sanaga Bellin 1757
Title: Carte du Cours des Rivieres de Faleme et Sanaga dans les Pays de Bambuc et Tamba Awra leve sur les Lieux par Mr. Campagnon.
Description: Old interesting map of the Rivieres de Faleme et Sanaga original copperplate map of western Mali with the rivers Senegal and Niger, shows the important Bambuk gold mining region, with various Kingdoms including the Royaume de Bambuc. A note in Dutch and France and a attractive title cartouche complete the map.
Falémé River is a river in West Africa. The Falémé arises in northern Guinea and flows in a north-northeast direction to Mali. The Sanaga River is a river of South Province, Cameroon, Centre Province, Cameroon, and West Province, Cameroon. Its length is 890 kilometers.
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: Sheet app.: 31.5 x 32 cm. 12.2 x 12.6 inches. Image app.: 28 x 28.3 cm. 11 x 11.1 inches. Condition: Nice folded map, restored remargined right border/image.