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18th century map of Senegal with river explorations

COVENS & MORTIER.

Carte de l'Afrique Françoise ou du Senegal. Dressée sur un grand nombre de Cartes Manuscrites et d'Itineraires rectifiés par diverses Observations. Par G. de l'Isle.
Amsterdam: Jean Covens & Corneille Mortier, c.1733. 510 x 630mm.

A French map of west Africa, with attempts at showing the courses of the Gambia, Senegal and Niger Rivers, the last two incorrectly conflated. At the time France controlled the mouth of the Senegal River with Fort St Louis; the British had Fort St James on the island of the same name, now Kunta Kinteh Island. Both were active in slavery, prompting their explorations upstream.


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Stock Id :20591

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18th century map of Senegal with river explorations

COVENS & MORTIER.

Carte de l'Afrique Françoise ou du Senegal. Dressée sur un grand nombre de Cartes Manuscrites et d'Itineraires rectifiés par diverses Observations. Par G. de l'Isle.
Amsterdam: Jean Covens & Corneille Mortier, c.1733. 510 x 630mm.

A French map of west Africa, with attempts at showing the courses of the Gambia, Senegal and Niger Rivers, the last two incorrectly conflated. At the time France controlled the mouth of the Senegal River with Fort St Louis; the British had Fort St James on the island of the same name, now Kunta Kinteh Island. Both were active in slavery, prompting their explorations upstream.


Stock ID : 20591

£290

£290

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