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Antique Maps of WestAfrica - Richard Nicholson of Chester
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WEST AFRICA

17th Century

  •  Guinea, Jan Jansson, 1647

    Guinea, Jan Jansson, 1647

13193 Guinea, Jan Jansson, 1647. Price: 290.00

GUINEA. A decorative17th century map of the region embelished with a decorative cartouche, ships, two compass roses and animals. 20 x 15 inches, 520 x 380 mm. Dutch text on verso. Uncoloured. Small hole in a blank area of the sea repaired, otherwise good condition. Text on verso showing through slightly on map.

18th Century

  •  North West Africa and Islands, J. N. Bellin, c.1765

    North West Africa and Islands, J. N. Bellin, c.1765

23337 North West Africa and Islands, J. N. Bellin, c.1765. Price: 48.00

COSE OCCIDENTALE D'AFRIQUE DEPUIS LE DETROIT DE GIBRALTAR. An engraved map showing the coast of Africa from Gibraltar to south of Cape Verde with the Canary Islands and Cape Verde Islands. 8 x 9 3/4 inches. Uncoloured. Small top blank margin, otherwise good condition.

19th Century - Early Hand Colouring

  •  Western Africa, John Tallis, 1851

    Western Africa, John Tallis, 1851

29599 Western Africa, John Tallis, 1851. Price: 54.00

WESTERN AFRICA. A detailed engraved map within a decorative border and embellished with a seal and four uncoloured vignette views of Christiansborg, Cape Coast Castle, Sierra Leone and Bakel. 12 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Centre fold. Good condition.

19th Century - Early Hand Colouring

  •  Western Africa, John Tallis, 1851

    Western Africa, John Tallis, 1851

29600 Western Africa, John Tallis, 1851. Price: 54.00

WESTERN AFRICA. A detailed engraved map within a decorative border and embellished with a seal and four uncoloured vignette views of Christiansborg, Cape Coast Castle, Sierra Leone and Bakel. 12 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Centre fold. Good condition.

18th Century - Sea Chart

  •  Arguin, West Africa. J. N. Bellin 1764

    Arguin, West Africa. J. N. Bellin 1764

32182 Arguin, West Africa, Jacques Nicholas Bellin, 1764. Price: 49.00

PLAN DE LA BAYE ET ISLE D’ARGUIM. An interesting engraved chart of the Island of Arguin which lies off the western coast of Mauritania in the Bay of Arguin. Embellished with an uncoloured rococo title cartouche which also displays the scale. 6 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches. Original blue outline and wash hand colouring. Good condition. Straight from the atlas and not previously sold as a single map.

Map number 97 from Volume 3 of "Le Petit Atlas Maritime"

18th Century - Sea Chart

  •  Sierra Leone River, West Africa. J. N. Bellin 1764

    Sierra Leone River, West Africa. J. N. Bellin 1764

32183 Sierra Leone River, Jacques Nicholas Bellin, 1764. Price: 49.00

CARTE DE L’ENTRÉE DE LA RIVIERE DE SIERRA LEONA / PLAN DE L’ISLE DE BENSE. Two map of one sheet. The upper chart shows the entrance to Sierra Leone River with the area that is now Freetown. Tagrin Bay is shown with the island of Tasso. Beneath is a map of the island of Bunce which shows the castle built by a British slave-trading company circa 1670. Together they measure 6 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches. Original blue outline and wash hand colouring. Good condition. Straight from the atlas and not previously sold as a single map.

Map number 103 from Volume 3 of Le Petit Atlas Maritime

18th Century - Sea Chart

  •  Gorée, Senegal, West Africa. J. N. Bellin 1764

    Gorée, Senegal, West Africa. J. N. Bellin 1764

32184 Gorée, Senegal, Jacques Nicholas Bellin, 1764. Price: 68.00

PLAN DE L’ISLE DE GORE. An engraved chart of the small island of Gorée which lies off the coast of Dakar, the capital of Senegal in West Africa. The chart is embellished with a decorative uncoloured rococo cartouche. A panel provides an explanation listing 13 places of interest. Compass rose. 10 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches. Original blue outline and wash hand colouring. A few light foxing spots otherwise good condition.
Straight from the atlas and not previously sold as a single map.

Map number 99 from Volume 3 of "Le Petit Atlas Maritime"

18th Century - Sea Chart

  •  Gorée, Senegal, West Africa. J. N. Bellin 1764

    Gorée, Senegal, West Africa. J. N. Bellin 1764

32185 River Cestos and Cape Montserrado, Jacques Nicholas Bellin, 1764. Price: 49.00

ENTRÉE DE LA RIVIERE DE SESTOS / VUE DU CAP MESURADO ET SES ENVIRONS. Two engraved maps on one sheet. The upper map shows the entrance to the River Cestos which is today on the coast of Liberia, West Africa. The lower map is of Cape Montserrado which is headland on the coast of Liberia near the capital Monrovia. The Cape was used as a base for the slave trade. 6 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches. Original blue outline and wash hand colouring. Good clean condition. Straight from the atlas and not previously sold as a single map.

Map number 104 from Volume 3 of "Le Petit Atlas Maritime"

18th Century - Sea Chart

  •  Bight of Benin, West Africa. J. N. Bellin 1764

    Bight of Benin, West Africa. J. N. Bellin 1764

32186 Bight of Benin Jacques Nicholas Bellin, 1764. Price: 65.00

CARTE DU GOLFE DE BENIN ET PARTHE DE LA CÔTE DE GUINEE. A detailed map of the Benin Bight in what is now Nigeria. Also known as the Slave Coast.The coast continues southwards to Cape Formosa. The title and scale are displayed within an uncoloured rococo cartouche. 11 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches. Original blue outline and wash hand colouring. Orignal centre fold as published. Good clean condition. Straight from the atlas and not previously sold as a single map.

Map number 107 from Volume 3 of Le Petit Atlas Maritime

Early 18th Century - View

  •  Bight of Benin, West Africa. J. N. Bellin 1764

    Bight of Benin, West Africa. J. N. Bellin 1764

95521 Elmina Castle, Jacob van Meurs, c.1700. Price: 45.00

CASTEEL DEL MINA. A copper engraved view of Castle of Elmina on the coast of Ghana, Africa. 12 1/2x 8 3/4 inches. Hand coloured. Original centre fold. Good condition. The print has been mounted on two sheets of thin card.

Elmina Castle was erected by the Portuguese in 1482 and is the oldest European building in existence south of the Sahara. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

18th Century - Early Hand Colouring

  •  West Africa with Luanda, Rbert de Vaugondy c.1750

    West Africa with Luanda, Rbert de Vaugondy c.1750

32353 Central Africa with Luanada, G. Robert de Vaugondy, c.1750. Price: 40.00

CONGO OU BASSE GUINEE... An engraved map showing part of Central Africa inclusing the coastline centred on Luanda. 6 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Good clean undamaged condition. From Atlas Portatif Universal

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Antique Maps of WestAfrica - Richard Nicholson of Chester

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