Africa coast Angola Ethiopia ocean 1748 lovely antique map hand coloredBrian DiMambro -Historical Investments
Carte de la Coste d'Angola
(Africa- west coast)
Issued 1748, Paris by Bellin
Fine and pleasing decorative antique engraved map with lovely hand color.
Large simple title box at bottom right contains a key locating 6 specific important sites. Island of Loanda with Fort Fernand, Congo land at top, River Koanza at bottom.
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[note: we grade conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws.].
Map remains well preserved. Some light age wear or surface spotting/ soiling which is visible within the scan. Normal fold-lines as issued.
Paper and image remains overall clean & sound. Old maps & prints often display small minor repairs on the back, could have uneven blank margins, might have extraneous fold-lines or other small minor age flaws which do not detract from the visual appeal or value. Condition is carefully considered in arriving at our price.
Great old vintage antique map entirely worthy of hanging for display.
A depiction captured in a manner entirely unique to this era.
Original fold-lines as issued.
Sheet measures c. 9 7/8" H x 13 1/2" W.
Printed area measures c. 8" H x 10 1/4" W
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 1.