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1. Baye de Sierra Leona / Veue de l'Entree de la Baye de Sierra Leona 2. Vue des Montagnes nommees Sierra Leona / Maison de Sierra Leona

One chart and three views of the coast of Sierra Leone in West Africa on two plates from Prévost d'Exiles' influential collection of travel narratives, Histoire Générale des Voyages. The chart on the upper plate identifies a bay "good for fishing" and a river with "a lot of oysters." The evocative view on the bottom of the second plate shows locals praying before an idol and smoking in front of the house of "Capt. Thomas."
Item Number: RS2929
Cartographer: Bellin/Prevost d'Exiles
Place & Date: Paris / the Hague / 1750/1760
Size: 1) 8 3/4" x 6" 2) 7 1/8" x 5 1/4"
Condition: b&w; overall age toning, minor spotting; margins extended with contemporary paper to fit the size of the atlas volume
Price: $75.00