WESTERN AFRICA, Guinea, Nigeria, Slave Coast, Rapkin & Tallis antique map 1851

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller lindisfarne2 (14,993) 100%, Location: Shrewsbury, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 173715905898 WESTERN AFRICABy John Rapkin. Drawn & engraved by John Rapkin for "The Illustrated Atlas and Modern History of the World" by Montgomery Martin. Published London 1851 by The London Printing and Publishing Company.An attractive and decorative map of West Africa illustrated with vignette engravings of Christiansborg, Bakel, Cape Coast Castle and Sierra Leone.Covers present day Senegal, Gambia, Togo, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Benin, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Slave Coast, Gold Coast etc. The level of detail can be appreciated from the close up images provided. Original outline hand colouring. An excellent example of the preferred Montgomery Martin edition without the central fold. Fine condition. Free of repairs or restoration. Approx. 14.5" x 10.5" (370mm x 260mm) overall Printed on heavy grade paper, blank verso and unfolded. John Rapkin was a mapmaker who paid great attention to the aesthetic value of his work as well as cartographic content. His fine maps are distinguished by the trademark decorative borders, vignettes and title displays. Rapkin worked in close association with the equally respected publisher John Tallis. The publishing rights of many of the maps passed to The London Printing and Publishing Company circa 1850 A GENUINE ANTIQUE MAP GUARANTEED OVER 150 YEARS OLD FROM LINDISFARNE PRINTS DPC118 Condition: Used, Type: Political Map, Date Range: 1800-1899, Year: 1851, Era: 1800s, Printing Technique: steel engraving, Cartographer/Publisher: John Rapkin, Original/Reproduction: Antique Original, Format: Atlas Map, Country/Region: Guinea

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