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DELISLE, Guillaume.

CARTE DE L’AFRIQUE FRANÇOISE OU DU SENEGAL.

A map of French Africa (or Senegal).

Published: Paris. 1726

Stock code: 55252

Price: £300

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Delisle was an important French cartographer of the early 18th century. He held the position of First Royal Geographer to the King. A map of French West Africa from Cap Blanc in the north to Cap Sagres in the south. The coast and slightly inland is well detailed but the land further inland is not. The northern centre is the Sahara desert and the southern centre part is “part of High Guinea”. Notes explain who rules these areas. Atlas de Geographie.

Copper engraving. Original colour. Good condition – some damp staining in lower corner margins and slight browning to centrefold. Size: 62 x 48.2 cm. (24 x 19 inches)

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