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1760 Bellin Antique Map The Entrance to the Sierra Leone River, Africa

Cartographer : Jacques Nicholas Bellin

  • Title: Carte De L Entrée De La Riviere De Sierra Leona...
  • Date: 1760
  • Condition : (A+) Fine Condition
  • Ref: 25836
  • Size: 10in x 7 1/2in (255mm x 190mm) 


This beautifully hand coloured original antique map of the Sierra Leone River estuary by J N Bellin in 1760 was published in Antoine-François Prevosts 20 volume edition of L`Histoire Generale des Voyages published by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague between 1747 & 1785.

The Sierra Leone River is a river estuary on the Atlantic Ocean in Western Sierra Leone. It is formed by the Port Loko Creek and Rokel River and is between 4 and 10 miles wide (6–16 km) and 25 miles (40 km) long. It is the largest natural harbour in the African continent. Several islands, including Tasso Island (the largest), Tombo Island, and the historically important Bunce Island, are located in the estuary. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description: Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - white
Age of map color: - Early
Colors used: - Green, yellow, red
General color appearance: - Authentic
Paper size: - 10in x 7 1/2in (255mm x 190mm)
Plate size: - 9in x 7in (230mm x 180mm)
Margins: - min. 1/4in (10mm)

Imperfections: Margins: - None
Plate area: - None
Verso: - None

Condition : (A+) Fine Condition