Item details: Carte de la Riviere de Kalbar
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£ 75.00
BELLIN, Jacques Nicolas
Carte de la Riviere de Kalbar
Imprint: Paris, 1764
210 x 350 mm., in early wash colour and good condition.
A detailed map of part of the Gold Coast of Africa now displaying the coast of present day eastern Nigeria and the town of Calabar. The work is based upon the 1699 slave voyage of James Barbot and John Grazilhier to the region. Sent by the French King they were instructed to acquire slaves. It is from Jacques Nicolas Bellin's greatest atlas, the 'Petit Atlas Maritime'. Phillips 638 & 3508; Shirley BL M. Bell 5a; Nordenskiold Collection 1 no. 10; Maritime Museum no. 211.
Stock number:8611.