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Plan de la Baye et Isle d'Arguim Levé par un Pilote François


Bellin's highly detailed chart of the bay and island of Arguin and the adjacent coast of present-day Mauritania, from the atlas volume of Prévost d'Exiles' collection of travel narratives, Histoire Générale des Voyages. The chart features depth soundings, shoals, anchorages, coastal topographical features, and an elegant title cartouche. Now part of Banc d'Arguin National Park, Arguin Island was the site of the wreck of the French frigate Medusa in 1816, immortalized in Gericault's iconic painting in the Louvre Museum.
Item Number: G2967
Cartographer: Bellin/Prevost d'Exiles
Place & Date: Paris / 1755
Size: 8 1/8" x 5 5/8"
Condition: b&w; light overall age toning; minor spotting mostly in the margins
Price: $65.00