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1. Plan du Palais du Roy à Xavier ou Sabi, dans le Royaume de Juida, tiré de des Marchais 2. Vue sud ouest de Williams Fort ou du Fort Guillaume a Juida

Two images of the Kingdom of Whydah on the coast of West Africa in what is now Benin, on a composite page from the atlas volume of Prévost d'Exiles' influential collection of travel narratives, Histoire Générale des Voyages. On the left, a plan of the the king of Whydah's palace in Xavier, or Sabi (Savi), capital of the kingdom, with adjacent European comptoirs, or factories, which functioned as slave-trading posts. On the right, a view of a British fort in Whydah.
Item Number: G2952
Cartographer: Bellin/Prevost d'Exiles
Place & Date: Paris / 1755
Size: 1) 5 7/8" x 8 1/4; 2. 6 7/8" x 4 5/8"
Condition: b&w; light overall age toning, minor spotting
Price: $50.00