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Item:233077200952An original, antique, copper-engraved set of two maps on one sheet above four engraved fish. The top left map is of the Bay of Cabinda, Angola and the top right is of the mouth of the Congo River. The fish are a 'Sea Sun' caught off the coast of Angola, 'A Dorado', 'A Germon' and a 'Sea Hogg or Porpoise'. The engraving is by the very well-known engraver J. Kip and was published in Volume V of Churchill's Voyages and Travels, specifically in John Barbot's 'A Description of the Coasts of North and South Guinea; and of Ethiopia Inferior, vulgarly Angola; Being a New and Accurate Account of the Western Maritime Countries of Africa ...', published by Lintot and Osborn in London in 1746 (3rd ed). John (Jean) Barbot was a French explorer and trader employed by the Company of Senegal or Royal Company of Africa, who made two voyages to West Africa in 1678 and 1681. Following the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685 the protestant Barbot fled to England where he died in Southampton in 1712. The printed area measures approximately 355mm x 250mm with margins beyond, and is blank verso. Condition report: Excellent condition, light toning as is common, folds as published, one or two faint creases. See photographs.Condition:Excellent condition, light toning as is common, folds as published, one or two faint creases. See photographs., Format:Sheet Map, Region:Africa, Antique/ Modern:Antique, Map Type:Countries/ Borders, Place and date of publication:London, 1744, Printing Technique:Copper Plate, Original/Reproduction:Antique Original, Country/Region:Angola, Year:1744
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Original antique map AFRICA, CONGO, ANGOLA, CABINDA BAY, FISH, Barbot, Kip, 1744