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Description: This large hand coloured original copper-plate engraved antique map of Senegal and the Sanaga or Senegal River, along with a map of the entrance to the River and the Slave Island of Sanaga or St Louis after D Anville, by Graham Childs in 1745. Background: These 3 maps are the key to a dark history of Slavery on the West Coast of Africa, in the country of Senegal. The first map shows the River of Senegal which would have been used to transport captured African slaves to the forts situated at the mouth of the river. These forts were used as holding stages for the captives, along with many others along the West African coast, prior to being transported to the Americas from the 16th to 18th centuries. (Ref: M&B; Tooley)
General Description: Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy & stable Paper color: - White Age of map color: - Early Colors used: - Yellow, pink, green General color appearance: - Authentic Paper size: - 17 1/2in x 10in (440mm x 255mm) Plate size: - 15 1/2in x 9 1/2in (395mm x 240mm) Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)
Imperfections: Margins: - None Plate area: - Folds as issued Verso: - None