West Africa Bay of Arguim c.1746 Bellin hand color old mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian
Carte de la Coste Occidentale d'Afrique.
Issued 1746, Paris, by JN Bellin.
Beautiful mid-18th century antique map, engraved with lovely hand color. The outstanding hand color, scroll title cartouche and compass rose creates a most pleasing overall visual quality.
Light uniform paper age toning, remaining clean - a near-superior visual example.
Sheet measures c. 9 3/4" x 7".
Printed area measures c. 9" x 5 7/8".
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, 1. p. 116.