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Fort Tantum Accra Ghana antique print Bellin 1750
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Fort Tantum Accra Ghana antique print Bellin 1750

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Fortress Tantum at Otuam in the Central Region Ghana.

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Fort Tantum Accra Ghana antique print Bellin 1750

Title : Vue Sud du Fort Tantum Querri par Smith

Description: Fortress Tantum at Otuam in the Central Region Ghana, old antique map copperplate engraved with hand coloring. Mapmaker Nicolas Bellin.

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.: 21 x 16.5 cm. 8.25 x 6.5 inches.
Image app.: 18 x 13.5 cm. 7 x 5.25 inches.
Condition: View excellent. Folds as published.