1771 Set of Two Bonne Maps of West Africa

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Seller: geographicusmaps (3,941) 100%, Location: 11221, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 362525254977 1771 Set of Two Bonne Maps of West Africa ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS - NOT REPRODUCTIONS Title: Carte de la Guinee contenant les Isles du Cap Verd, le Senegal, la Cote de Guinee proprement dite, les Royaumes de Loango, Congo, Angola, et Benguela avec les Pays voisins autant qu'ils sont connus. / Guinee IIe. Feuille. Description: A set of Rigobert Bonne's beautiful 1771 maps of West Africa printed on two sheets. The maps depict the region from the Cape Verde Islands eastward along the coast of Africa, past the Bight of Benin (Biafara) to Angola, which includes the modern-day countries of Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo, and Angola. As with most early maps of Africa, coastal detail on both sheets is astounding, while the mapping of the interior is speculative at best, or more often simply left blank. On the second sheet, evidence of significant Belgian mapping activities throughout the Congo is included, as are the names of numerous African Kingdoms including Anzico, Mujaco, Bembe, Lubolo, Pemba, Dembi, Calbongo, Bake-Bake, Benin. An attempt is made to map the Niger River as it flows through the 'Desert de Seth' or Saghara, but, as is the case with the rest of the cartography of the African interior, the river's course is based almost certainly on speculation. These two maps were drawn by Rigobert Bonne and published in the 1771 editon of Jean Lattre's Atlas Moderne . Size: Printed area measures 17 / 17.5 inches high by 13 inches wide. Condition: Very good. Set of two maps printed on two separate sheets. Light wear and toning along original centerfolds. Blank on verso. Shipping: Shipping rates are not negotiable. Items are shipped within three business days of receiving payment. We are happy to consolidate shipping where possible. The following shipping options are available: 1. FedEx Overnight (45 USD). USA Only. Signature Required. 2. FedEx Ground or Home Delivery (15 USD). USA Only. 1 - 10 days. If your address is a P.O. Box and cannot ship FedEx we will ship USPS Priority and, while we ship promptly, recent postal personnel cutbacks mean that delivery may take time. Signature Required. 3. FedEx International or DHL International EXPRESS (45 USD). 4. We can use your Federal Express Account. Customs: International buyers are responsible for paying duty and taxes on delivery. DHL or FedEx will contact the buyer by telephone to arrange payment. Duty varies by country and we cannot predict the amount you will be charged. Some countries are duty free, others are not. Typically, a customs duty and/or VAT tax will be assessed on all parcels to continental Europe. Sometimes duty or tax is due in China, but is seems very random. Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, and Taiwan have never assessed duty on a map we shipped. Maps shipped to the UK should be duty free, but from time to time duty of 5% is assessed incorrectly by the UK customs agents. Insurance: All shipments are insured privately against loss and damage. All of our shipments require a signature. If you have any questions please feel free to email us through eBay or contact us by telephone at 646-320-8650. Other ServicesConservation Framing: Geographicus recommends basic conservation framing services for any antique paper. We do not offer this service. Antique Map Restoration: Geographicus can repair and restore your antique map. Services include deacidification cleaning flattening and backing. BEWARE anyone attempting to contact you, from a different eBay account, claiming to represent Geographicus Antique Maps. My eBay handle is GeographicusMaps. If you are contacted by email by someone offering you my items, please call me directly to be certain you are not dealing with a con artist. My phone number is 646-320-8650. " Condition: Very good. Set of two maps printed on two separate sheets. Light wear and toning along original centerfolds. Blank on verso.

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