Original antique map GUINEA BISSAU, WEST AFRICA, CACHEO, Barbot, Kip, 1746

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller mapsetcetera1 (1,214) 100%, Location: Ilkley, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 333047894806 An original, antique, copper-engraved map of part of the coast of Guinea Bissau, West Africa, showing the Cacheo River and the Bissagos Islands with a prospect of the town of Cacheo underneath. The engraving 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 map measures approximately 140mm x 140mm and the view measures approximately 140mm x 75mm with margins beyond, blank verso. Condition report: Excellent condition, light toning as is common. Small hole in lower margin well away from the printed area. See photographs. Condition: Excellent condition, light toning as is common. Small hole in lower margin well away from the printed area. See photographs., Format: Sheet Map, Region: Africa, Antique/ Modern: Antique, Map Type: Countries/ Borders, Place and date of publication: London, 1746, Printing Technique: Copper Plate, Original/Reproduction: Antique Original, Country/Region: Guinea, Year: 1746

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