Homann Heirs’ West AfricaSKU: 7216
Homann Heirs’ West Africa
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51 x 59 cm
Guinea propria, nec non Nigritiae, vel Terrae Nigrorum maxima pars …
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.