Africa antique old map of western Mali by 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. In lower right margin: Tome II No. 27 Paris: Chez Didot, 1757
Description: Antique old map of western Mali with the rivers Senegal and Niger, and the important Bambuk gold mining region.
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.
Origin: Histoire Générale des Voyages (Paris, 1746-1759; 15 volumes) with maps and views by Jacques-Nicolas Bellin.
Size: Leaf app.: 32 x 33 cm. 12.5 x 12.75 inches. Image app.: 28.7 x 28.5 cm. 11 x 11 inches. Condition: A fine map on strong handmade paper in good overall condition, folds as published.