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Homann Heirs’ Map of West Africa
Homann Heirs’ West Africa

Homann Heirs’ West Africa


Guinea propria, nec non Nigritiae, vel Terrae Nigrorum maxima pars …

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Homann Heirs’ West Africa


Homann Heirs

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51 x 59 cm

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Copper engraving, 51 x 59 cm, original hand-colour, blank verso. Detailed and decorative mid eighteenth-century map of west Africa; the scale is worked into the elaborate cartouche on ivory tusks but the other details (and some of the cartographic elements) are derived from an account of a voyage to Guinea by the Chevalier des Marchais, published by Labat in Amsterdam in 1730-31.

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