Part of the Western Coast of Africa by James Wyld Sierra Leone 1840 old map
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Part of the Western Coast of Africa' by James Wyld. Sierra Leone 1840 old map

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TITLE/CONTENT OF MAP: 'Map of part of the Western Coast of Africa extending from the Isles de Loss to Sherboro Island, particularly exhibiting the discoveries lately made to the N.E. of Sierra Leone'

A scarce separately issued map of part of West Africa by James Wyld, showing Sierra Leone and part of Guinea. The map is one of the most detailed 19th Century maps of this part of Africa. The coastline shown is that of Sierra Leone north to the site of present-day Conakry, in Guinea. The map shows towns, rivers and roads in the region, as well as the routes of the explorers including Wall & Winterbottom (1794), Surgeon O'Beirne (1821), Major Laing (1822) and Jack Le Bore (1822). At the bottom is a table of the "Returns of the Trade Population &c. of Sierra Leone 1817 to 1825" detailing population of, and British trade with, Sierra Leone.

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: 1840    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 66.5 x 96.5cm, 26 x 38 inches (Large); Please note that this is a folding map.

TYPE: Large antique 19th century engraved map with original outline hand colour. 2 sheets joined

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. However, please note: Minor offsetting -text and/or images from the facing page have left an impression on the print. 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.


PROVENANCE: Published by James Wyld, Charing Cross, London


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