L Afrique Fran oise ou du Senegal . French West Africa. DE LISLE 1727 map
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L'Afrique Françoise ou du Senegal'. French West Africa. DE LISLE, 1727 map

Price: £224.00


This large eighteenth century map shows the coast of West Africa and its hinterland between Ras Nouadhibou (marked with its French name of Cap Blanc) which is today on the border between Mauritania and Western Sahara, and Conakry, the capital of present day Guinea, to the south of Cape Verga. It includes the coastline of the present day countries of Mauritania, Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau and part of Guinea. The courses of the Senegal and Gambia rivers are charted, although in common with many cartographers of the time, de l'Isle confuses the Niger and Senegal rivers; the Senegal river is named as "Riviere du Senegal ou Niger". Timbuktu and the Niger river itself (named on the map as the "Guien Riviere") are marked on the extreme right hand side of the map. Further to the south, the fictitious "Lac de Sapert" is shown as the source of the Gambia River. The Cap-Vert (the site of the city of Dakar) is shown; Île de Gorée is marked, as is the Fort & Île St-Louis further to the north. The map is indicated to have been published posthumously by de l'Isle's widow.

The top image on the right hand side shows the entire map. To view a close up of the map showing the level of printed detail, please click on the bottom image on the right hand side. This map is folding hence the centrefold line may show on the image below

DATE PRINTED: 1727 (This date is printed on the map)    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 52.0 x 65.0cm, 20.5 x 25.5 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 and decorative title & scale cartouches

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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L'Afrique Françoise ou du Senegal'. French West Africa. DE LISLE, 1727 map
L'Afrique Françoise ou du Senegal'. French West Africa. DE LISLE, 1727 map

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