'La Barbarie de la Nigritie et de la Guinée'. West Africa. DE L’ISLE 1745 map

'La Barbarie de la Nigritie et de la Guinée'. West Africa. DE L’ISLE 1745 map

Product SKU: P-8-000349

Price £189.00

'Carte de la Barbarie de la Nigritie et de la Guinée [Map of Barbary, Nigritia and Guinea]' by Guillaume de l'Isle (Originally published by Guillaume de l'Isle 1707; updated and republished by Philippe Buache 1745 (These dates are printed on the map)). Large antique 18th century atlas map, printed on thick, good quality paper with original outline hand colour/color , 53.5 x 66.5cm, 21 x 26 inches; Please note that this is a folding map.

This eighteenth century map shows West Africa, divided r

TITLE OF THE MAP: 'Carte de la Barbarie de la Nigritie et de la Guinée [Map of Barbary, Nigritia and Guinea]'

This eighteenth century map shows West Africa, divided roughly into Barbarie (Barbary), Nigritie, and Guinee (Guinea). The Azores, Canary islands and the Cape Vedre islands are also marked. Reflecting the lack of European understanding of West Africa's rivers at the time, the Senegal and Niger river systems are shown incorrectly on the map as being a single river system, flowing west from a source located approximately in modern Chad to Saint-Louis, Senegal (the Niger river in fact flows east before turning south to empty into the Gulf of Guinea. The river system includes a great lake, marked as both "Lac de Guarde" and "Lac de Sigismes", which was probably an early attempt to map the Inner Niger Delta. There is also a fascinating comment on the map stating in French that "some people believe that the Niger is a branch of the Nile", a popular theory at the time.

DATE PRINTED: Originally published by Guillaume de l'Isle 1707; updated and republished by Philippe Buache 1745 (These dates are printed on the map)    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 53.5 x 66.5cm, 21 x 26 inches (Large); Please note that this is a folding map.

TYPE: Large antique 18th century atlas map, printed on thick, good quality paper with original outline hand colour/color

CONDITION: Very Good; suitable for framing. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. Please contact us if you would like to arrange to view this map. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. We offer a no questions asked return policy.

AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic map, published at the date stated above. It is not a modern copy.

VERSO: There is nothing printed on the reverse side, which is plain

FOLDING: This is a folding map.

ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER: Guillaume de l'Isle

PROVENANCE: The map was extracted from a "Composite atlas" of early 18th century maps, the latest of which was dated c1754

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