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This is a magnificent map of Western Africa, including parts of today's Libelia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, and Nigeria.  Slave trade from this region begun slightly prior to the issuance of this map.  Plenty of detail is provided as to settlements, topography, rivers, coastal features, lakes, etc.  Shown are also many native animals -- tiger, lion, hyena, elephant, monkey and crocodile.  Two ships are shown as well.  Interestingly designed distance table is on a piece of ivory held by cherubs.   Set in a page of Italian text. Title is from letterpress text below map.  On verso is a map of the island of Goeree along with Italian text. 

1690 Coronelli Map Guinea and Adjacent Gulf in Africa

  • Title

    Isole della Guinea 

  • Map Maker Specifics

    V Coronelli, 1690, Venice

  • Size

     8.9 X 12.1 in. plus margins

  • Condition

    Very good.  Excellent impressions. Slight edge darkening and soiling mostly in margins.  Uncolored.

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