West Africa Island d'Arguim coast survey fort c.1746 Bellin hand color old mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian
Plan de la Baye et Isle d'Arguim.
(West Africa- near Senegal- Cape. St. Anne)
Issued 1746, Paris, by JN Bellin.
Beautiful mid-18th century antique map, engraved with lovely hand color. The outstanding hand color creates a most pleasing overall visual quality. Scroll and vegetation cartouche, rhumb lines with compass rose.
Light uniform paper age toning, remaining clean - a near-superior visual example. Original fold-lines as issued.
Sheet measures c. 10" x 13 1/8".
Printed area measures c. 5 3/4" x 8 1/4".
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, 1. p. 116.