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1) Carte de la Coste et Pays voisins des Rivieres de Sierra Leona et de Sherbro 2) Partie de la Coste de Guinée depuis le Cap de Monte jusqu'au Cap des Basses


Two highly detailed Bellin charts of the Sierra Leone and Liberia ("Guinea") coasts on the same composite page from the atlas volume of Prévost d'Exiles' collection of travel narratives, Histoire Générale des Voyages. The chart on the left is of the coast of Sierra Leone encompassing the mouths of the Sierra Leone and Sherbro Rivers and Sherbro Island. In the upper right corner is an inset chart of the Sierra Leone River estuary, the African continent's largest natural harbor. The chart on the right is of the coast of present-day Liberia from Cape Mount to the Cestos River and the Grain ("Malagette") Coast. Indigenous tribal territories are indicated in the otherwise blank interior. In the upper right corner is a detailed inset chart of the mouth of the Cestos River with an illustration of a river canoe and paddle.
Item Number: G2968
Cartographer: Bellin/Prevost d'Exiles
Place & Date: Paris / 1755
Size: 1) 5 3/4" x 8 1/4"; 2) 8" x 5 7/8"
Condition: b&w; light overall age toning; map #2 is a light impression
Price: $65.00